COBRA Election Periods Extended Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

As of April 14, 2021, the United States continues to be under a Federal National Emergency. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, new laws surrounding COBRA election periods have been developed.

The Department of Labor introduced new legislation on February 26th, 2021 that introduces the One-Year Limitation rule. COBRA election periods now have a definitive election timeline based on when a qualified beneficiary becomes eligible for continuation, regardless of their termination of group coverage reason.

The new legislation delays the election period to one year plus an additional 60 days from the date in which a qualified beneficiary becomes eligible for continuation. Read the linked article below to learn more about these new rules surrounding COBRA continuation requirements in 2021.

LeClair Group is here for you and always happy to discuss these new regulations in detail. Please reach out to Katie Miller or Nick Forside for any questions or concerns where it comes to understating COBRA laws as we continue to navigate the marketplace during the National Emergency.

To learn more, click here to read an article from JD Supra.