Does COBRA Still Matter Post ACA?

A lot has happened over the past few years. The Affordable Care COBRAAct, or ACA, has transformed the way millions of people obtain health insurance coverage for themselves and their families. But it’s a complicated law, with a lot of moving parts. Many consumers, workers and human resources professionals/employers are confused about whe
re their role in covering workers ends and the ACA begins. This is particularly true in instances where a worker has left the job and is no longer eligible for coverage under the employee group plan. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:

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Court: Missing COBRA Notice Led to Hefty Legal Penalties

Just how important are COBRA notices when an employee leaves your company or organization?  One employer learned the answer to this question when a proper and timely notice was not provided and a former employee sued.  Here’s what happened in one recent case.

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Survey: Companies Continue Shift of Health Costs To Workers

wealth-69525_1280The main way companies are seeking to curb health care costs is by moving workers into high-deductible health plans, according to the survey by the National Business Group on Health.  Nearly a third are offering such plans as the only option to their workers in 2015, the survey found.

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Health Law Brings Changes For Small Business Regarding Insurance Coverage

The Wall Street Journal reports that, even though businesses with fewer than 50 employers are exempt from the health law’s most stringent requirements, they still face challenges.

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