COBRA Extension

ody ody Both my wife and I have been covered under COBRA since my layoff on 10/2013. I turned 65 on 2/7/2015 and my company HR directed that I had come off COBRA, go on Medicare and that my wife had to be set up with her own COBRA account. I understood that my going on Medicare is considered a second life event (first being the layoff) and therefore my wife’s COBRA coverage should be extended from 18 months to 36 months. The company is refusing the extension since she is now under her own policy. Is this “Catch-22” legitimate? Do I have any recourse?

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