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DOL Updates Model Notices

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On Monday, May 5, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a proposal to clarify availability of Health Insurance Marketplace coverage to workers eligible for COBRA. There are updates to the Department of Labor (DOL) model notices to let workers know that if they […]

DOL Increases Audits to Enforce ACA Compliance

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Employers subject to COBRA can also be subject to a DOL audit of the documents, procedures and processes related to those benefits.  In March 2012, the IRS provided a plan for COBRA audits and published a guide on audit techniques for examiners […]

Don’t Foul Out on Run-out Periods During March Madness

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It’s that time of year – March Madness. But instead of the annual NCAA basketball tournament that begins in mid-March, we are referring to the March madness that deals with adjudicating Health FSA and HRA claims during the typical run-out period. A […]

Tricky Situations with COBRA Compliance

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Part three of three part series   In parts 1 and 2 of our series, we learned what a qualifying event is, coverage time frames, who is a qualified beneficiary and who should report COBRA events.  In our final article, we learn about […]

Who’s a Qualified Beneficiary and Who’s Responsible for COBRA Event Reporting?

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Part two of three part series   In part 1 of our series, we learned what a qualifying event is and the applicable coverage time frames.  In part 2, we will review who is a qualified beneficiary and who’s responsible for COBRA event […]