COBRA and Severance Agreements: A Gift or a Curse?

COBRA“If the individual is left enrolled as an active employee, fully-insured employers may risk violating the medical plan eligibility requirements in their insurance contract. Similarly, self-funded employers may violate the coverage provisions of their stop-loss agreement. Consequently, failure to offer COBRA can expose an employer to significant financial liability for claims not paid by an insurance carrier or stop-loss insurer…. If the severance agreement includes an employer contribution toward the cost of COBRA coverage, minimize tax consequences by paying the COBRA premium directly to the plan instead of reimbursing the former employee.” [Hill, Chesson & Woody]

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