Pinellas County provides COBRA benefits through COBRAGuard/iTedium.

Benefits Coverage End Date

Benefits Extension

  • The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives Pinellas County employees the right to a temporary extension of health, dental and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits for themselves and/or covered dependents if you lose group plan coverage in certain instances, such as termination of employment.
  • View the Legal Notice (see page 4). 
  • For more information, see An Employee’s Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA (U.S. Department of Labor).

Contact COBRAGuard/iTedium


  • COBRA participants pay the full cost of coverage which includes the employee and employer portion of the premium, plus an administrative fee.
  • View the COBRA Premium Chart.


If you or your dependent experiences a qualifying loss of coverage, our COBRA administrator, COBRAGuard/iTedium, will mail the following items to your home address:

  • COBRA qualifying event notice
  • Enrollment information