Thursday, April 16, 2009


Take a look at's Employers Face Plenty of COBRA-Related Compliance Issues:

"Most employers offering health care to workers in the U.S. will be required to comply with the COBRA provisions of the $787 billion stimulus package by March 1."

The mechanics of the law are straightforward. The challenge for employers will be to comply with the law by the time the COBRA provisions take effect, which is the beginning of the first coverage month after the bill’s approval. That is March 1 for many employers.

The departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services are expected to issue guidelines and help employers comply with the law. The following is a basic overview, based on readings of the law and analysis from benefits experts, of what employers need to know to comply with the legislation.

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