- New COBRA information required by October 1, 2013
- June 7, 2013
- Law Firm: Boardman Clark LLP - Madison Office
The Department of Labor has issued guidance on the new COBRA Notice regarding the new health care exchanges. As of October 1, 2013, employers must provide the new notice to all new hires within 14 days of the start date. Existing employees should receive the new notice no later than October 1, 2013.
- Model notice for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithplans.pdf.
- Model notice for employers who do not offer a health plan, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/FLSAwithoutplans.pdf.
For the COBRA update, a model notice can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/modelelectionnotice.doc. A redline version showing the changes can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/modelelectionnoticeredline.doc.
[For more information, see the article Deadline for Providing Health Insurance Notice by Attorney Andy DeClercq: http://www.boardmanclark.com/reading-room/.]