EBSA Releases Updated Model COBRA Notices

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has recently announced changes to specific notices required under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA). Generally speaking, COBRA allows employees (and their families), who would otherwise lose their group health coverage due to certain life events, to continue their same group […]

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COVID-Related Resources for Benefit Plans Released

On April 28th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued a number of items under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to help participants and beneficiaries of employee benefit plans, and their service providers, who have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. These […]

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Despite Obamacare Options, Employers Still Responsible for COBRA Compliance

Though in many cases a departing employee would be better served obtaining subsidized insurance on the Obamacare exchanges, employers are still required to inform departing employees and their qualified beneficiaries of the option to extend their company-based health insurance based on the circumstances of their departure. Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), employers […]

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