Tag: qualified beneficiary

Question: What is the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)? Answer: The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or…

Question: I have an employee who is getting divorced and the court order is to put the spouse on COBRA. Who signs the COBRA paperwork, the employee or the ex-wife (qualified beneficiary) who was on the plan prior to them getting divorced? Answer: The COBRA plan administrator must notify the divorced spouse of her rights…