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COBRA Administration Conundrums: Certificates of Creditable Coverage

Posted by Robert Meyers on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 15:08 PM

COBRA CONUNDRUMS reprinted from the August, 2013 issue of Health Insurance Underwriter Magazine featuring our very own Robert Meyers.

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Tags: cobra administration, cobra conundrums, cobra administrator, cobra bob, cobra coverage, hipaa certificates of creditable coverage, certificates of creditable coverage

COBRA Administration Conundrums: Carrier Overpayments

Posted by Robert Meyers on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 15:06 PM

COBRA CONUNDRUMS reprinted from the October, 2012 issue of Health Insurance Underwriter Magazine featuring our very own Robert Meyers.

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Tags: cobra administration, cobra conundrums, cobra administrator, cobra bob, cobra coverage, cobra overpayment, cobra payment

COBRA Administration Conundrums: Divorce + COBRA = Trouble?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Tue, May 21, 2013 @ 15:05 PM

COBRA CONUNDRUMS reprinted from the February, 2012 issue of Health Insurance Underwriter Magazine featuring our very own Robert Meyers.

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Tags: cobra administration, cobra conundrums, COBRA qualifying event, cobra and divorce, cobra administrator

Four COBRA Administration Payment Collection Best Practices

Posted by Robert Meyers on Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 16:04 PM

With our economy ever in flux, it’s not unusual for a small business to be juggling several COBRA participants at any given time. As your HR department has probably surmised by now, communicating with former employees and retirees is not the easiest task - and getting them to make their COBRA payments in a timely manner can be especially time consuming.  

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Tags: cobra administration, COBRA guidelines, COBRA outsourcing, cobra administrator, COBRA benefit, COBRA payment collection, COBRA best practice

COBRA Guidelines: Working With Employees When a Company Files Bankruptcy

Posted by Robert Meyers on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

No business hangs out the “Yes, We’re Open for Business” sign thinking that one day it would eventually be closing the doors for good. But in a slow-to-recover economy, small businesses are faced with difficult challenges, and the decision to close the doors is sometimes one of them.

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Tags: COBRA guidelines, cobra administrator, cobra benefits, COBRA option, COBRA benefit

Are You Making This COBRA Software Mistake During Open Enrollment?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Tue, Oct 09, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

Every year during open enrollment a few unsuspecting companies make a big HR mistake: They unwittingly allow their COBRA administration program to change along with their benefits plans. Sometimes it’s because the carrier recommends a different COBRA administrator. Sometimes it’s because a broker is offering free COBRA software. And sometimes, the broker and the HR team aren’t even conscious that the change is occurring because the COBRA administration was a free service provided by the old health insurance carrier.

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Tags: cobra administration, COBRA software, open enrollment, cobra administrator, COBRA system, COBRA administration program

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