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Employee's COBRA Claim Was Not Subject to Health Plan Arbitration Provision
[Guidance Overview] The Future of Retirement Plan Disclosures?
Florida Class Actions Show Why Correct COBRA Notices Matter (PDF)
Adjusting COBRA Premiums for Midyear Increase in Insurance Premiums
[Guidance Overview] COBRA Notice Litigation Results in Big Dollar Claims
Sixth Circuit: Change in Health Plan Premium Payment Method Did Not Trigger a COBRA Qualifying Event
Sixth Circuit Rejects Ruling That Change in Premium Payment Method Causes Loss of Coverage for Purposes of COBRA
COBRA Notices Potentially Subject to Class Action Litigation If Not Complete
Is This Gross Misconduct That Excuses COBRA?
Figuring Out the 'Best' Healthcare Option for Early Retirees
What Rises to the Level of Gross Misconduct Under COBRA?
Clinic Employee Eligible for COBRA Despite Termination of Employment for Abandoning Patient
Benefit and Compensation Issues in Employment and Separation Agreements
[Guidance Overview] COBRA Continuation Coverage Issues for Employers (PDF)
Court Finds No COBRA Obligations Toward Employee Terminated for Gross Misconduct
Is Your Employer Worksite Medical Clinic a Group Health Plan?
What Employers Need to Know About COBRA Coverage for Terminated Employees
Navigating Telehealth Benefits Compliance Issues
[Guidance Overview] 2019 Brings Mini-COBRA to Arizona
Employer Pays High Price After Court Finds Change in Method of Collecting Premiums is COBRA Qualifying Event
Change in Premium Payment Method Was a Loss of Coverage for COBRA Purposes
When Is Medicare Entitlement a COBRA Qualifying Event?
Don't Forget to Set Your HRA COBRA Premiums!
COBRA Notice Penalties Awarded in FMLA/Leave of Absence Litigation
[Guidance Overview] Wellness Promotion/Prevention: Overcoming Legal and Compliance Hurdles (PDF)
Avoiding Unexpected Liability for Former Employees' Medical Expenses
Interaction of COBRA and Medicare: Just How Do Those Rules Work Again?
Marriott Worker Wins Class Status in Health Plan Notice Lawsuit
New Rule on Short-Term Health Plans Could Affect COBRA Choices
Capgemini to Pay $1M to Settle Continued Health Coverage Lawsuit
Who Is Responsible for COBRA Coverage in an M&A Transaction? (PDF)
Employer Defeats COBRA Claims of Employee Offered Subsidized Coverage in Severance Agreement
Personal Liability for COBRA Penalties Extends Only to ERISA Plan Administrators
Notice Sent to Employee's Old Address Satisfied COBRA Requirements
TPA's Recordkeeping Was Enough to Show Employer Met COBRA Notice Requirements
DOL Extends Relief for Victims of Hurricane Maria and October California Wildfires (PDF)
No COBRA Notice? No Harm, No Foul, Court Says
No Penalties for COBRA Violation Absent Proof of Employee's Harm or Employer's Bad Faith
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS and DOL 'Extension of Time Frames' for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants and Beneficiaries Affected by Hurricane Maria
Equitable Tolling of COBRA Election Applies Only for Period Beneficiary Is Incapacitated
District Court Holds That Incapacity Can Extend, But Not Re-Start, COBRA Election Period
Court Cases Challenge English-Only COBRA Election Procedures
[Guidance Overview] More Hurricane Relief and Expansion of DOL Relief for Irma Victims
[Guidance Overview] IRS and DOL Provide Relief for Plan Sponsors and Participants Affected by Hurricane Harvey
[Guidance Overview] First Round of Hurricane Harvey Relief Guidance
[Guidance Overview] Agencies Provide Guidance for Plans and Participants Affected by Hurricane Harvey
[Official Guidance] DOL Issues Compliance Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Sound Process and Good Recordkeeping Demonstrate Compliance with COBRA Notice Requirements
COBRA and Severance Agreements: A Gift or a Curse?
Loss of COBRA Subsidies: A Marketplace Conundrum
Employer Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Because of Vague Language in COBRA Notice
Theft Was Gross Misconduct, But Inconsistencies May Make COBRA Ineligibility Less Clear
Recordkeeping Evidence Leads Eleventh Circuit to Conclude That Former Employer Met COBRA Obligations
Duration of COBRA Election Period When Beneficiary Is Incapacitated
Including COBRA Coverage in a Severance Package May Be Too Much of a Good Thing
Why COBRA Might Be Making a Comeback
The American Health Care Act: Key Takeaways for Employers and Plan Sponsors
How COBRA Intersects with Medicare and Retiree Health Plans
Avoiding COBRA's Bite: Measures to Counter COBRA Class Actions
COBRA Administration: Back to Basics
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