Loren D. Stark Company
EPIC Retirement Plan Services
Randall & Hurley, Inc.
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|Courts of Appeal Address COBRA Issues|
Deloitte & Touche
Apr. 3, 2002
Excerpt: The First and Third Circuit Courts of Appeal recently have addressed some fundamental COBRA questions.... [T]he First Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that ERISA does not require courts to assess civil penalties against plans that fail to satisfy certain COBRA notice requirements ... [T]he Third Circuit Court of Appeals reiterated the principle that individuals generally do not have COBRA rights unless they are participants in a group health plan when a 'qualifying event' occurs.
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