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What is a “COBRA” Eligible Plan Anyway…

What is a “COBRA” Eligible Plan Anyway…

Typically, when you think of plans eligible for COBRA continuation, you think of medical, dental and vision plans. While these are the most common they are not the only plans that are COBRA eligible.    COBRA rules state that if a plan is legally defined as a group health plan, you must offer COBRA.   So what plans can be defined as a group health plan?  Here are a few:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • FSA
  • HRA
  • Voluntary Plans
  • EAP

Failing to offer COBRA for EVERY SINGLE PLAN a former employee was enrolled in, can cost your company hefty penalties and a potential lawsuit.   If you’re in doubt as to whether or not a plan is COBRA eligible, you should seek legal counsel.    And to safeguard your company from these types of issues, always use a COBRA Administrator.  Give us a call today at (800) 865-4485 and find out how cost effective outsourcing COBRA administration can be.


Posted 3/21/17

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