Health Plan/SunTrust Bank was sued in a class action challenging its COBRA notice. The plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit claimed that the COBRA notice was materially deficient in that it failed to provide the name and address of the party responsible under the plan for COBRA administration and that it failed to provide an adequate explanation of the plan’s procedures for electing COBRA. Instead, the notice directed plan participants to a general human resources website and phone number. In order to settle the litigation, SunTrust has agreed to modify its notice to identify “My HR” as the party responsible for administering COBRA benefits and to identify the specific location on the My HR website where information regarding COBRA coverage and a COBRA election form can be found. The notice also provides an alternative means to obtain an election form, specifically saying that it will be mailed to a participant upon request. (Angela Bohmann)