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Employees suspended without pay may be entitled to COBRA notice.

The Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) – part of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) – imposes an obligation on a healthcare coverage plan administrator to notify any employee covered by the administrator’s plan of that employee’s right to continue health insurance coverage for up to 18 months after a “qualifying … Continue Reading

Ogletree Deakins E-Alert: COBRA Subsidy extended

On December 21, 2009, just in time for the holidays, and as part of the 2010 appropriations bill for the Defense Department (the Act), President Barack Obama signed into law an extension to the subsidy for COBRA created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The legislation extended the period during which involuntary terminations … Continue Reading