COBRA Subsidies & Outbreak Period Timelines
The role of employers was made dramatically more difficult in 2020, and 2021 is shaping up to be more of the same.
One of the most complicated subjects facing employers today is COBRA. With the suspension of the normal COBRA timelines in May 2020, and updated guidelines on eligibility released recently, most employers are still lost when attempting to determine who is truly eligible for COBRA.
To make matters even more complex, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 announced a 100% COBRA subsidy for eligible participants.
To help make sense of how to manage COBRA in current times, Sarah Borders of Benefit Compliance Services is holding an exclusive webinar to help give clarity on the following topics:
- Who is eligible for COBRA in this new environment
- How long that eligibility lasts
- How to notify plan participants of updated eligibility guidelines
- Who is eligible for a COBRA subsidy
- How the COBRA subsidies will be paid
Sarah Borders, CEBS
Sarah has spent the last 15 years in the employee benefits industry, has numerous designations and serves on NAHU’s Employer Working Group Subcommittee and is an active board member of Austin AHU. She recently stepped down as Vice President of Benefits Compliance at one of the nation's largest brokerage firms to start her own compliance consulting practice.
Her designations include an active license with the Texas Department of Insurance, CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist), Certified Health Care Reform Professional, HIPAA certification and Health Care Service Associate. She holds an MBA from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and a BA from University of Incarnate Word.
Her consulting firm, Benefits Compliance Solutions, partners with employers to identify unknown risks and avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and lawsuits from failure to comply with their health plan obligations.