What Employers Need to Know About the New COBRA Subsidies

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides 100% premium assistance for eligible individuals under COBRA for a six-month period. Since its passage in 1985, COBRA has allowed qualified individuals who lose their health benefits due to a life event to continue to receive group health benefits for a set period of time. Continued coverage,…

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COBRA Noncompliance Can Be Costly

Now is a good time for employers to review their COBRA procedures or check with their COBRA vendors about documentation processes given a recent case out of the Southern District of Ohio. In Morehouse v. Steak ‘n Shake, Inc., the court held that the company violated its obligations under COBRA after failing to provide an…

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