COBRA Mistakes - Do's and Don'ts [Video Blog]

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 2:27:00 PM

Today, we’re going to talk about COBRA. First, a little history. COBRA is an acronym for the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985…this law gives certain employees and their family members the right to continue group health benefits provided by an employer when the employee's job loss, death, or other specified events would cause coverage to end. 

COBRA sets rules for how and when continuation coverage must be offered, how employees and their families may elect COBRA, and what circumstances justify terminating coverage. It also requires employers to provide specific notices in connection with administering COBRA.

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Events That Trigger COBRA [Video Blog]

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 12:32:28 PM

We are going to talk about qualifying events that can trigger COBRA. Qualifying events are certain events that cause an individual to lose group health coverage.

Recognizing when a qualifying event has occurred is essential to complying with COBRA. The type of qualifying event determines who the qualified beneficiaries are and the amount of time the plan must offer coverage to them under COBRA.  

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