The COBRA Payment Process

The COBRA payment process is subject to various rules in terms of grace periods, notification, premium payment methods, and treatment of insignificant shortfalls.

The Perk of Pets

Does your company offer health care? Check. Does it offer a 401(k) program? Check. How about paid time off and tuition reimbursement? Check and check. Now, does it offer pet-friendly perks? Huh?

Determining COBRA Premiums

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits.

Dear Brain, Please Let Me Sleep

There are alarms to help people wake up, but there isn’t anything similar to help people fall asleep. It seems that no matter how much you zone out just before going to bed, the minute your head hits the pillow your brain kicks into overdrive.

COBRA Notices

COBRA requires group health plans to provide notices to covered employees and their families explaining their COBRA rights when certain events occur.

Yes, Boss/HR/Your Honor, That’s My Email

Ever hear of the acronym “CLEM”? That stands for career-limiting email and is a reminder to reconsider sending anything out in writing when a phone call may be the better option.

Senate Releases Proposed Healthcare Bill

On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Senate released a “Discussion Draft” of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” (BCRA), aimed at "repealing and replacing" the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).