COBRA 101: The Legal Dos and Don'ts of Complying With Federal COBRA Regs

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In 1986, Congress passed the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act to give employees and their families a temporary extension of healthcare benefits once their employment ended.

Now, 25 years later, many HR professionals are still scratching their heads as they try to decipher COBRA regs and deadlines -- from deciding which employees are qualified beneficiaries and what workplace events trigger COBRA coverage to giving workers notice of their COBRA rights and reviewing healthcare plans to confirm that they're COBRA-compliant.

If you make a mistake, COBRA violations are federal offenses that can bring on expensive lawsuits, fines, and penalties -- even if you had the best intentions.

Don't risk such violations -- get the tools needed to review your COBRA policies and practices from top to bottom, so that you're completely up-to-date and in compliance with this important federal law.