• DOL Issues Proposed COBRA Regulations . . . Finally
  • June 17, 2003
  • Law Firm: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP - Atlanta Office
  • The requirements for health care continuation coverage ("COBRA") were first enacted in 1986 and soon thereafter the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued ERISA Technical Release 86-2 (June 26, 1986), which set forth a model notice. However, since 1986 the DOL has neither updated the model notice for the numerous statutory changes affecting COBRA nor issued additional guidance. After seventeen years, the DOL has finally released proposed regulations (the "Proposed Regulations") that address COBRA notice obligations and provide new model forms.