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DOL Issues Final COBRA Notice Rules

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The Department of Labor (DOL) issued final notice rules under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), which contain changes to notice requirements that have been slightly altered from the proposed rules.


Model General Notice: The DOL moved the plan-specific identification information to the end of the document. It also eliminated some content requirements, e.g., identification of both the plan administrator and the COBRA administrator; a description of how qualified beneficiaries must provide notice of a second qualifying event; and the reference to COBRA coverage beginning dates.

 

Model Election Notice: The DOL eliminated the requirement that information be provided concerning alternative coverage and conversion rights. The Department of Labor also eliminated a potential clerical headache. The proposed rules required employers to list the names of qualified beneficiaries on election no...(register to read more)

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