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18-Month Qualifying Events
Reduction of hours (strike, layoff, leave of absence, FMLA, full-time to part-time)
The 18-month qualifying events provide for 18 months of coverage for all qualified beneficiaries from the date of the qualifying event.
36-Month Qualifying Events
Death of the employee
Employee’s Medicare entitlement
Divorce or legal separation
Dependent child ceasing to be a dependent