Wednesday, October 30, Noon to 1:00pm
Employment Law Update: A Closer Look at COBRA
Presented by Cristina A. Collazo, Senior Benefits Advisor
United States Department of Labor
1 Hour free MCLE Credit
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The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce, and other life events. COBRA generally applies to all private-sector group health plans maintained by employers that had at least 20 employees on more than 50 percent of its typical business days in the previous calendar year. This program will go over the nuances of COBRA compliance and employer responsibilities in the administration of their health plans. Complex procedural issues and examples of common employer mistakes will be discussed.