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COBRA – Don’t forget your new employees!

Most Employers are familiar with the Department of Labor requirement to notify employees of their COBRA continuation options when an employee terminates… but don’t forget, as the Employer, you are also required to notify new employees of their COBRA rights when their coverage initially begins.

Most Employers are familiar with the Department of Labor requirement to notify employees of their COBRA continuation options when an employee terminates… but don’t forget, as the Employer, you are also required to notify new employees of their COBRA rights when their coverage initially begins.  This COBRA General Notice must be provided to a covered employee within 90 days of their coverage effective date.  The Notice must include key information such as a general description of COBRA continuation, a list of qualifying events that trigger a COBRA event and instructions for notifying the plan administrator if an event occurs.  For more guidance about this Notice requirement for newly covered employees, check out the Department of Labor link provided below.

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/cobraemployer.html

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