Category: "COBRA/USERRA"

COBRA Timeframe Extension Update

30 April, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 national emergency, a final rule and formal notice have been jointly issued by the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.  This action provides relief from certain deadlines related to group health plans...

Arizona Joins the Nest of Mini-COBRA States

11 December, 2018

Newsroom 12-11-2018

Arizona is set to implement its newly hatched “mini-COBRA” plan. With the passage of the enabling legislation earlier this year, Arizona became the forty-first state to pass one of these plans that extend coverage to employees of businesses below the federal  Consolidated Omnibus Bu...

COBRA: There’s More Than Meets the Eye

14 August, 2018

The COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) law has been a mandated burden for employers for over 30 years. It provides rights to health insurance to former eligible employees, spouses and dependent children if coverage was lost due to a specific qualifying event. The employer’s respo...

7 Vital Criteria for Hiring a COBRA Administrator

16 June, 2015

Few people know what the acronym COBRA actually stands for, but most know basically what it does.  From Wikipedia:  The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (or COBRA) is a law passed by the U.S. Congress on a reconciliation basis and signed by President Ronald Reagan that, among o...

TAMRA: Four Important Guidelines to COBRA Compliance

12 May, 2015

In late 1988, Congress passed TAMRA (Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988) which provided guidelines for judging an employer’s COBRA compliance. By meeting the TAMRA guidelines beforehand, an employer stands a strong chance of being judged in a favorable light by the IRS, thus potentially...