Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

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    It’s common for employers to provide certain benefits for their employees, many of which are subject to strict rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws. Employee benefits can include:  Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; Medical, dental, and vision insurance;...

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    “Qualifying events” are events that cause an individual to lose his or her group health coverage and trigger a plan’s COBRA obligations. The type of qualifying event determines who the qualified beneficiaries are for that event and the period of time that a plan must offer continuation coverage. For more information on this...

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    Of all the federal laws governing the workplace, COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) is at the top of the list in terms of complexity and confusion. COBRA is basically a safety net for employees and their families to keep their health insurance, at their own expense, when they’re between jobs or other life...

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    Under COBRA, group health plans must provide covered employees and their families with certain notices explaining their COBRA rights. They must also have rules for how COBRA continuation coverage is offered, how qualified beneficiaries may elect continuation coverage, and when it can be terminated. For more information on this subject, visit...

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    The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA), amending the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), was enacted to prohibit employers from discriminating against older workers by denying certain employee benefits to them. In some circumstances, an employee's rights under the OWBPA and the ADEA can be waived if specific criteria...

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    Many federal employment laws are administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Some of the employment-related laws the agency oversees include the following: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). This Act's reporting requirements for continuation of health-care provisions is administered by the DOL's...

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    By Stacey Rose Harris DiMuroGinsberg, P.C.   This is the third and final article in our series addressing your obligations under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly referred to as COBRA. Under COBRA, employers with 20 or more employees must allow employees to purchase health insurance after a “...
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    In 1986, Congress passed the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act to give employees and their families a temporary extension of healthcare benefits once their employment ended. Now, 25 years later, many HR professionals are still scratching their heads as they try to decipher COBRA regs and deadlines -- from deciding which employees...
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    By Stacey Rose Harris DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. This article is the second in a series discussing your obligations under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly referred to as COBRA. Under the law, employers with 20 or more employees must allow their workers to purchase health insurance after a “qualifying event,...
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    By Stacey Rose Harris DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. This article is the first in a series discussing your obligations under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly referred to as COBRA. Under the law, employers with 20 or more employees must allow their workers to purchase healthcare coverage after a "qualifying event," the...
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