How Far Can a COBRA Strike?
I am always fascinated when I see a video of someone “messing” with a COBRA. While I am not terrified of snakes, I have no desire to be within the striking distance of a poisonous one. The problem is, I
The Attempted Murder of a COBRA Class Action Claim
Many employers may require an employee to sign an arbitration clause as a condition of employment or as a condition for receiving benefits. Starbucks is one of those companies. Given that under ERISA a participant or beneficiary is not entitled
Employer Games: Hide & Seek with Employee Health Benefits
ERISA cases are full of games – games plan administrators play to avoid liability. The latest example from the Middle District of Alabama involves the failure to give notice that the employee has been terminated (which means the employee no
Charming the COBRA: A Summary of the Rules Governing Your Health Coverage
COBRA allows you to continue your health insurance coverage even if you no longer qualify for it (because of a change in employment or a relationship, for example). Just like you shouldn’t attempt to charm a snake without knowing what
COBRA Continuation Coverage Claims & COVID-19
Did you lose your health insurance when you lost your job or had your hours reduced? If an employee has employer-provided health insurance and is laid off, or has hours reduced to part-time, that health insurance coverage may be ending.
The “Good” of ERISA: Penalties
There is a lot of unfairness for claimants and participants with ERISA. ERISA may apply to long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, pension and retirement benefits. There are a lot of bad things about ERISA, but there are also good
The Two-Headed COBRA
Sometimes even employers can feel the bite of the two-headed COBRA. Watch today’s video to find out how. When an employee is fired can he keep his health insurance? Generally, if the employee is not fired for gross misconduct and
FAQs About COBRA Coverage
When an employer terminates an employee’s healthcare coverage, that employee often earns healthcare protection rights under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA. Now, COBRA coverage is confusing—we often encounter questions regarding COBRA, a worker’s rights to COBRA coverage,