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Question of the Week - Second Qualifying Event Notice

Q.- A COBRA continuant wants to extend her 18 months of COBRA due to divorce, but she didn’t tell us about the divorce until her 18 months of COBRA is finishing. Do we ...
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Question of the Week - Domestic Partners and COBRA

Q.- We are revising our health plan eligibility requirements and will no longer cover domestic partners. Do we have to offer a COBRA election to the covered domestic ...
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Question of the Week - Enrollment After COBRA

Q:- If a member exhausts COBRA, how long do they have to enroll onto their new employer’s medical plan (assuming the waiting period was satisfied)?
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Question of the Week - Aging Out and COBRA

Q.- We are struggling with how we are to know when dependents turn 26 and lose coverage under our health plan. Are we required to track dependent ages and provide COBRA ...
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Question of the Week - COBRA for Change in Status

Q.- Do we need to send a COBRA notice to an employee’s child who turns age 26 and ages out of our plan? The employee clearly knows our plan’s eligibility requirements ...
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Question of the Week - Paying for COBRA Coverage

Q.- Are third parties allowed to pay for someone’s COBRA coverage?
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Quality COBRA Administration Service from BAS/CCS

Benefit Allocation Systems, LLC (“BAS”) has been providing COBRA administrative services for many years. In 2004, BAS established Cobra Control Services, LLC (“CCS”) as ...
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Question of the Week - ICHRA and COBRA

Q.- We contribute to an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Account for our employees to purchase their own health coverage. Do we have to offer COBRA for the ...
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Question of the Week - Small Employer for COBRA

Q.- We just hired 4 employees this week and now we have 23 employees. Before this week we never had more than 19 employees. One employee also quit. Do we have to offer ...
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Question of the Week - FMLA and COBRA

Q.- We have an employee going on FMLA leave. Do we give her a COBRA notice when she takes her leave?
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