When to notify qualified beneficiaries of Cobra qualifying event?

When to notify qualified beneficiaries of Cobra qualifying event?

Plan administrators that receive notice of a qualifying event must notify qualified beneficiaries of their right to elect COBRA coverage. Qualified beneficiaries have independent election rights, and therefore they must each be notified.

How long does it take to elect Cobra coverage?

Qualified beneficiaries must be given an election period of at least 60 days during which each qualified beneficiary may choose whether to elect COBRA coverage.  This period is measured from the later of the date of the qualifying event or the date the COBRA election notice is provided.

When do I have to pay for COBRA continuation?

A group health plan cannot require payment for any period of COBRA continuation coverage earlier than 45 days after the day on which the qualified beneficiary made the initial election for continuation coverage.

What is included in a notice of COBRA rights?

A notice of COBRA rights generally includes the following information: The bases for early termination of the period of COBRA coverage. Q14: How do I elect COBRA? Qualified beneficiaries must notify the plan administer of their election according to the instructions laid out in the election notice.

A group health plan cannot require payment for any period of COBRA continuation coverage earlier than 45 days after the day on which the qualified beneficiary made the initial election for continuation coverage.

Plan administrators that receive notice of a qualifying event must notify qualified beneficiaries of their right to elect COBRA coverage. Qualified beneficiaries have independent election rights, and therefore they must each be notified.

 Qualified beneficiaries must be given an election period of at least 60 days during which each qualified beneficiary may choose whether to elect COBRA coverage.  This period is measured from the later of the date of the qualifying event or the date the COBRA election notice is provided.

A notice of COBRA rights generally includes the following information: The bases for early termination of the period of COBRA coverage. Q14: How do I elect COBRA? Qualified beneficiaries must notify the plan administer of their election according to the instructions laid out in the election notice.