COBRA missteps, part 3: avoiding the snake in the grass

By Stacey Rose Harris

DiMuroGinsberg, P.C.  

This is the third and final article in our series addressing your obligations under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly referred to as COBRA. Under COBRA, employers with 20 or more employees must allow employees to purchase health insurance after a “qualifying event,” the most common of which is termination of employment. Last month, we discussed qualifying events that trigger COBRA coverage. This month, we address COBRA’s quirks and some frequently asked questions.