The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is Alive and Well – Understanding COBRA

Instructor: Phil Larson
Webinar Id: 800259

Duration: 60 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $225.

Overview:

Learn how COBRA applies to a wide variety of health programs. COBRA is a federal law that if not followed correctly, can lead to costly litigation and burdensome audits. COBRA will not go away with federal health reform. Learn how these requirements apply to your benefit programs including: who is covered and when, how long it lasts, likely problems, disclosure requirements, and penalties.

Why should you attend: Understand how COBRA works generally and avoid potential penalties and costly litigation. COBRA will continue to be a compliance obligation after federal health reform; it is not going away.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Understanding where COBRA comes from and the kinds of plans impacted.
  • Understand who is a eligible for COBRA
  • Understand when COBRA applies
  • How long COBRA lasts
  • Likely problems with COBRA
  • Disclosures required by COBRA
  • Changes with federal health reform
  • Penalties for failure to meet COBRA requirements

Who Will Benefit:
  • HR Professionals
  • Benefit Professionals
  • Compliance Officers
  • Corporate Law Departments
  • Healthcare Professionals

Speaker Profile
Phil Larson practices as a health, welfare and fringe benefits attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a recognized expert on health care and employee wellness topics, Phil is a sought-after speaker for organizations and a frequent presenter at the Advanced Employee Benefits Seminar for the State Bar Association.

Phil served as a senior in-house attorney for a major international corporation for more than 17 years before forming his own law firm Kinney and Larson LLP. He has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Larson practices exclusively in benefits law including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), HIPAA privacy and security, wellness, consumer health programs, and general plan compliance. He has experience with regulatory and contract issues ranging from a million dollars up to a billion dollars. His firm works with employers, health plans, providers, government organizations, third party administrators, financial institutions and entrepreneurs.


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