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DOL Issues New Model COBRA Notice

On May 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new model COBRA notice for plan sponsors to provide when participating employees lose health coverage. As the accompanying Frequently Asked Questions guidance explains, the DOL updated its model notice to include information that older workers, in particular, may find useful when deciding whether to elect Medicare or COBRA coverage.

The new model notice and FAQs are available on the DOL website.

Action Items: Employers that self-administer COBRA for their health plans should begin using the updated model notice as soon as possible. Employers that use outside COBRA administrators should check with their service providers to ensure they are aware of the new model notice.

© 2022 Much Shelist, P.C.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 127
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Kathy capitalizes on more than 20 years of legal experience to provide counsel on employee benefits and executive compensation matters. She drafts employee benefit plans and advises on strategies for their implementation and administration.

Clients call on Kathy to prepare, review and negotiate various documents, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, administrative services agreements and government compliance filings. She guides clients through the process of responding to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audit...

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