Complying With COBRA
Online Course: ID# 1001333
About This Course:
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) was signed into law in 1986, making extended health insurance coverage available, for a limited period of time, to qualified beneficiaries who experience certain life events. Under the Act, employees and their families can purchase health care coverage at the employer’s group rate when an employee experiences an event that results in the loss of employer-provided coverage.
This online course discusses who qualifies for COBRA, how COBRA works, and what happens to employers who do not comply with COBRA standards.What You'll Learn:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
About This Course
- Explain the proper course of action for notifying employees and their spouses about continuation rights when they enroll in a group health plan
- Characterize the circumstances that qualify individuals as beneficiaries, the events that qualify beneficiaries for continued coverage, and the maximum coverage available to these beneficiaries
- Summarize the terms of coverage, including the election of coverage, premium payments, the termination of coverage, and conversion rights
- Describe the potential penalties imposed if an employer does not comply with COBRA
- Depict the relationship between COBRA and various federal and state laws; and
- Determine how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) amended COBRA requirements, particularly as they affect assistance eligible individuals.
How To Access Your Course
- Target Audience: Managers/Supervisors/Risk Management & HR Professionals
- Program Level: Basic
- Program Prerequisites: None
- Advanced Preparation: Not Required
- Delivery Method: Self-Study
- Time To Complete: 105-120 minutes
- Purpose: To help managers and supervisors understand the basic regulations and terms of COBRA coverage
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