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A Continuing Conversation about COBRA

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, known simply as COBRA, is a federal law that grants certain employees, spouses and dependents the right to continue employer-sponsored health coverage after a loss of coverage and eligibility in certain situations. While the continuation rights provided for under COBRA have been around for nearly 40 years, compliance with COBRA remains one of employers’ biggest and most complicated employee benefits issues.

This webinar will present an overview of the requirements imposed on plan sponsors under COBRA and address common issues employers may face when fulfilling their obligations under the statute.

Topics addressed in this webinar will specifically include:

  • Which employers are subject to COBRA?
  • Which employer-sponsored plans are subject to COBRA?
  • Which individuals have continuation rights as qualified beneficiaries under COBRA?
  • What events trigger a plan sponsor’s obligation to offer continuation coverage under COBRA?
  • How is the premium for continuation coverage provided under COBRA determined, and what are the rules regarding payment for the coverage?
  • What are the notice obligations for both qualified beneficiaries and plan sponsors under COBRA?
  • What penalties may a plan sponsor face for failing to comply with various aspects of COBRA?


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Date & Time

April 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT