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COBRA Checklist Audit List

Are FSA’s a COBRA eligible benefit?

Are FSA’s a COBRA eligible benefit? Let’s take a vote…should you offer COBRA for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? A. Yes B. No C. That’s a loaded question! The answer is C, “That’s a loaded question!”. Although commonly overlooked, FSAs are a COBRA eligible benefit.  By definition health FSAs are a Group Health Plan and […]

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COBRA Checklist Audit List

The COBRA Initial Notice – Are You Compliant?

The COBRA Initial Notice – Are You Compliant? Did you know that one of the most important COBRA notices is the “initial notice” or what is referred to as the “general rights notice”?  Properly providing this notice is frequently overlooked by employers or the method of delivery does not meet COBRA compliance regulations.  Noncompliance  can […]

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the cost of not doing cobra right

The $84,385.17 postage stamp…don’t let it happen to you.

The $84,385.17 postage stamp…don’t let it happen to you. We all know the cost of postage continues to rise, but $84,385.17 for one stamp?  Unfortunately, $84,385.17 is what one employer was fined because they neglected to mail one COBRA dental election notice to a former employee. Considering an $84,385.17 potential fine for one missed mailing, […]

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