Tag: Health Coverage

Question: One of our employees was involved in an accident believed to be fatal but the coroner has not yet recovered the body or issued a death certificate. Can we issue the employee’s final pay to his family? Answer: We recommend waiting for legal confirmation of death prior to releasing anything, in order to minimize…

Question:  We have an employee who declined coverage because he has coverage under his parents plan.  He will be turning age 26 next month and the plan is telling him that he will no longer be eligible for benefits under that plan.  I understood this provision of the Affordable Care Act allows the dependent child…

Question: During an open enrollment election period, if an employee drops spousal coverage, would this be a COBRA-qualifying event for the dropped spouse? Our Response:  A group health plan is required to offer COBRA continuation coverage only to a qualified beneficiary after a “qualifying event” occurs.   A qualifying event is a certain event that would…