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Current model notices inform eligible employees about government marketplace options.

The Department of Labor released revised model COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) election notices in May 2014. These already-required notifications for employers with 20 or more employees clearly outline an employee’s option to purchase health care coverage through a government-facilitated marketplace. If an employee is eligible for COBRA coverage, they can choose to elect COBRA coverage or take advantage of purchasing coverage through the government-facilitated health insurance marketplace in their state.

Although the Affordable Care Act doesn’t require employers to amend their COBRA election notices, government officials auditing group health plans will likely verify that employers are using the current communications.

What you need to do

Replace previous COBRA notification versions with the current model election notice.

For more information

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