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Question of the Week

Q.- We started our company in 2020 and just hired our 20th employee who will begin at the end of January. Since we have 20 employees, do we now have to offer COBRA?
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Question of the Week

Q.- A former employee has been on COBRA for 12 months. He cancelled his COBRA coverage at the end of November and enrolled in individual coverage starting December 1. He ...
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COBRA – Federal or Mini?

As 2020 comes to a close, employers should review their census data to determine if they will be subject to federal COBRA or state mini-COBRA in 2021.
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Cobra Control Services Online Rate Renewal Program

Employers who use Cobra Control Services (“CCS”) for low-cost COBRA administration must remember to update plans and rates. The rates in MyEnroll360 are communicated to ...
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When is a COBRA Notice Mailed?

The timing and receipt of COBRA notices and payments have long operated under the “mailbox rule.” This rule provides that an item’s postmark date is its deemed delivery ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- A former employee is on our COBRA coverage. He wants to have secondary coverage and enroll in his wife’s plan at her open enrollment. Is this allowed?
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Question of the Week

Q.- A COBRA participant is asking for his spouse to be added to his COBRA coverage since she exhausted her own COBRA coverage. Doesn’t his request have to be made within ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I know the deadlines for paying for COBRA coverage have been extended during the COVID-19 national emergency. Are we allowed to collect money from people who have ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I know there are special primary/secondary payer rules for someone who is on Medicare due to end stage renal disease. If a COBRA continuant enrolls in Medicare due ...
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Question of the Week

Q- Does COBRA have to be offered for a health flexible spending account plan?
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