COBRA Administrative Services – Because you can’t Afford to be Wrong
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For many employers the liability for failing to comply with continuation coverage regulations can be catastrophic.
The continuation of coverage portion of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, more commonly referred to as COBRA, is one of the most litigated areas of employee benefit plans.
If an employer has 20 or more employees (excluding government plans or church plans) and offers a health plan (which includes group medical plans, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement accounts and under certain circumstances employee assistance plans and individual health insurance plans), then employers must offer COBRA to all qualified beneficiaries.
Affordable Care Act Does not Negate COBRA Requirements for Employers:
Employers must still offer COBRA coverage. In fact, the new healthcare law has added to the complexity of COBRA Administration due to the coordination that may be required between the employer-sponsored health plan and the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace plans will be another option for COBRA eligible individuals to consider, but as noted in the following slide share, COBRA will still be needed by some individuals.
BCL Systems, Inc. provides a menu of options to assist you with the complex area of COBRA Administration:
- Initial COBRA and ACA Exchange Notification
- Qualifying Event Notices and Enrollment Forms
- All other required notifications and notices
- Dependent Eligibility Tracking
- Billing/Payment Tracking
- Eligibility Management with Insurance Carriers
- Open Enrollment Assistance
- Affordable Care Act Coordination and Reporting
- Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment Assistance
- 800 Number to handle all participant requests and/or questions
- ACAHelper.com website
Have Questions about how BCL Systems can help you manage your COBRA-related concerns? Just complete the form below and we’ll be happy to send you a quote.