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I was just terminated without cause. Under my severance contract

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I was just terminated without cause. Under my severance contract the termination date reads Feb 21, 2013 and release date of Aug 20, 2013. (6 months severance). It also reads I am responsible for COBRA coverage after Feb 28, 2013. Is my employer legally allowed to extend the health covereage benefits to the release date of Aug 20, 2013 (before I ask them to agree I wanted to see what the legal boundries are).

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Your employer is allowed as part of a severance package to legally extend your health insurance benefits to cover the 6 month severance period. This is legal.

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