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Coordinating COBRA and PPACA – Communication is Key

Posted by Robert Meyers on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

COBRA CONUNDRUMS is reprinted from the May, 2014 issue of Health Insurance Underwriter Magazine featuring our very own Robert Meyers. 

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Tags: cobra notices, ppaca and cobra, hr strategies, cobra communication

Is the HIPAA Certificate of Creditable Coverage Now Obsolete?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 16:01 PM

The Affordable Care Act eliminated the concept of preexisting condition exclusions as of 2014. From a 30,000-foot view, this may seem to spell the end of certificates of creditable coverage, a provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). 

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Tags: cobra notices, certificate of creditable coverage, creditable coverage, preexisting condition clause, health reform update

COBRA CONUNDRUMS – Did The ACA Swallow COBRA?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 21:11 PM

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

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Tags: cobra administration, cobra conundrums, aca, cobra, cobra notices, affordable care act and cobra

How Do Exchanges Impact COBRA Benefits?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 13:10 PM

The health insurance exchanges opened last week, drawing a great deal of interest and some poor reviews. Unfortunately, heavy traffic caused functional difficulties for many.

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Tags: cobra administration, cobra notices, PPACA update, exchanges impact on COBRA benefits, exchange notices

HHS Fills in the “Essential Health Benefits” Piece of the PPACA Puzzle

Posted by Robert Meyers on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continues to be an unsolved puzzle for employers and insurance providers, the law is moving forward and the pieces are slowly beginning to come together.

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Tags: cobra administration, HR issues, ppaca, cobra notices, cobra blog, COBRA administration partner, COBRA outsourcing COBRA administration, Essential Health Benefits

Five COBRA Administration Gifts To Give Your Business in 2013

Posted by Robert Meyers on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

While you’re making your list and checking it twice – don’t forget to consider your business and specifically your HR team. Are COBRA struggles bogging you down or placing your business at risk?

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Tags: cobra administration, cobra notices, cobra blog, COBRA administration partner, COBRA education, COBRA bookkeeping, COBRA continuing education, outsourcing COBRA administration, COBRA efficiency

Who Cares if I Give a COBRA Notice for My Dental Plan?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 @ 14:12 PM

This week, we feature a guest blog written by Angela Bohman of Leonard Street and Deinard. The article was originally published in Health Plan.

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Tags: cobra administration, COBRA notice, COBRA continuation, cobra notices

The Tale of Three COBRA Notices and One Domestic Partnership

Posted by Robert Meyers on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 17:06 PM

COBRA compliance can be tricky for both COBRA participants and COBRA administrators. Sending the wrong COBRA notices or even the right notices at the wrong time can have costly consequences as the employer in our tale discovered.

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Tags: cobra notices

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