Your Employer may require you to share in the cost of the Plan. However, except as provided under Termination of Eligibility for Non-Bargained Employees, any cost-sharing agreements between you and your Employer are separate and independent from this Plan. If you fail to pay any amounts required by your Employer, that does not relieve your Employer of its obligation to contribute to this Plan on your behalf or on behalf of any other Employee as provided under the Employer’s Participation Agreement, nor  does it affect your benefits under this Plan. However, if your contributions are for COBRA continuation coverage, your failure to make such payments would terminate your COBRA coverage.