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Concurrent Session
Take the Bite Out of COBRA
Monday 06/18/2018 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn unknown or misunderstood information about COBRA so you can keep your organizarion in compliance. 

Is the flu shot you're providing to employees being offer as a benefit to COBRA beneficiaries? Because it should be. While COBRA is conceptually easy to understand, it is tactically more challenging to administer. Many organiations are unaware that certain benefits are subject to COBRA. On the other hand, some are offering COBRA in situations which you don't have to because of a misunderstanding about the law. The cost of non-compliance can be high, so you should make sure all your ducks are in a row when it comes to COBRA. This session will help you:

  • Understand the unique plans or benefits that are subject to COBRA.
  • Understand which COBRA qualifying events may not actually be qualifying events.
  • Understand COBRA obligations when there is a merger or acquisition.  
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David Lindgren, Senior manager, Compliance & Public Affairs,
Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex)