COBRA Notice Requirements

Federal law requires you to notify an employee of COBRA rights both at the time he/she becomes covered by a plan covered by COBRA1 and at the time of a qualifying event.2 These rules affect the content and delivery of all of the following:

  • The General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights
  • An employer’s notice of qualifying event
  • Notices for employees and qualified beneficiaries
  • The COBRA Continuation of Coverage Election Notice
  • Plan administrator’s notices, including the Termination Notice and Unavailability Notice​
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