COBRA Guide provides all the legal requirements of health care continuation coverage and insurance conversion rights in an easy-to-use format. The Guide explains complex rules and regulations, including IRS and ERISA regulations and recent ERISA proposed regulations on COBRA notice requiremants, as well as related laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), that apply when events such as job termination or reduction in hours trigger COBRA coverage for an employee and his or her spouse and dependents.
Detailed CCH explanations and analysis walk you through all the legal considerations associated with COBRA.
Full text of the relevant portions of the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and the Public Health Service Act as they affect COBRA coverage.
Full text of official Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services regulations, rulings, notices, announcements, news releases and information letters ensures that you have the most authoritative information.
Digests of relevant federal and state court decisions.
Full text of State laws summaries explain individual state laws and regulations on continuation coverage and conversion rights.
Indexing, glossary, and question and answer sections help you conduct thorough research and find authoritative answers.
Tables, charts, COBRA timetables, and recordkeeping and claims requirements help keep your plans in compliance and on schedule.
Sample notifications and forms offer practical guidance.
The print reporter's organization and finding aids help you locate information quickly and easily. Paragraph and page numbers are used throughout for indexing, citing, and cross-referencing. Plus tabbed sections, tables of contents, and various indices help you search efficiently and successfully every time.
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A monthly companion newsletter, Cobra Guide Connections, provides you with summaries of the latest developments and keeps you in-tune with industry happenings.