Your eligibility for Plan benefits stops in accordance with the Chart above when you stop working in Covered Employment.
Example: Termination of Eligibility
Continuing with the previous eligibility examples, John has been participating in the Plan from June 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015. On May 1, 2015, John does not have 1,700 hours in the 12 months from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 or 100 hours in the month of March 2015. John’s eligibility terminates on April 30, 2015.
If You Are Disabled as a Bargained Member
If you are a Bargained Member, for all Plan benefits except the Weekly Accident and Sickness Disability Benefit, any month in which you have a Certified Disability for 18 or more days will be counted as a month in which you have worked in Covered Employment. However, you may not receive credit for a Certified Disability for more than six months in a period of twelve consecutive months.
A Certified Disability is one for which you would otherwise receive Weekly Accident and Sickness Disability Benefits from the Plan, were you eligible, or benefits under any Workers’ Compensation Law, Occupational Disease Law or similar legislation. However, if you are not eligible for this extension, you may continue health coverage under Continuation of Health Benefits (COBRA) as explained in COBRA Continuation Coverage.
If You Retire
If you retire, you and your Dependents may continue coverage under COBRA, as provided in the Section entitled COBRA Continuation Coverage.