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When Is My Payment Due?

When Is My Payment Due? And the answer is…it depends. “When is my payment due” is one of the top questions COBRA members ask our support team.  Three of the most common payment due dates are: Initial Payments – The first initial COBRA payment is due 45 days from the date of the member’s election. […]

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“What’s in a name?”

It goes by several different names: Specific Rights Notice, Qualifying Event Notice, Election Notice, COBRA Offering Packet and more. Regardless of which name you use, the rules and regulations are the same, and the fines for not following those rules are costly.  A slight misstep can run you up to $200 per day plus damages […]

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COBRA Checklist Audit List

Yikes…did you forget the spouse??

Forgetting a spouse is never a good thing but when it comes to COBRA compliance, it can have legal ramifications. Considering the legal ramifications and that it’s one of the most common COBRA compliance errors made by employers, we figured it was a worthwhile topic.    Today, we’ll touch on the spouse side of the […]

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COBRA Checklist Audit List

“Oops…” Better Call Your Attorney

Q: “I’m only liable to offer COBRA to those employees who quit or are fired, right?” A: Wrong.  This is a common question in the world of COBRA administration. And it’s commonly misunderstood.  There are actually two types of events that qualify for COBRA and each event type is associated with varying amounts of coverage […]

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FSA, COBRA and Rollover: It’s Complicated

FSA, COBRA and Rollover: It’s Complicated We’ve already discussed that Health FSAs are COBRA eligible. If that’s a new topic for you, check out our article.  However, the inner workings of how FSAs and COBRA interact create complications that require detailed clarification.  One such topic is how FSA rollovers impact COBRA premiums.  If it seems […]

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