ConnectYourCare, a provider of consumer-directed health care account solutions and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) administration, announced the release of “COBRA Administration for Dummies” in partnership with John Wiley & Sons Inc., publisher of the best-selling “For Dummies” book series.
The book, written for employers, benefits specialists and human resource (HR) personnel administering COBRA—as well as benefits brokers and consultants assisting their clients—simplifies the complex nuances surrounding COBRA. Many employers are mandated to offer COBRA by the Department of Labor (DOL) as an option for continuing group health insurance coverage for employees and their families after a job loss or other qualifying event.
Written by ConnectYourCare’s COBRA team, this special edition offers both simplified explanations and detailed descriptions for a number of COBRA topics, including, but not limited to:
- Who COBRA covers, what benefits should be offered, and when;
- Explanations of employee and employer responsibilities for collecting information;
- COBRA notifications and timelines;
- Guidelines for staying compliant and avoiding pitfalls; and
- Top 10 tips for administering COBRA.
“COBRA is notoriously difficult to administer, and ConnectYourCare is thrilled to offer an industry-first COBRA guide that offers clarity straight from our experts,” says Steve Grieco, ConnectYourCare’s chief executive officer. “This special edition will help employers alleviate administrative pain points and expand their knowledge around COBRA regulations to maintain compliance.”“COBRA Administration for Dummies, ConnectYourCare Special Edition” is available for download at https://www.connectyourcare.com/resource/cobra-administration-for-dummies/.
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