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New COBRA Notice Language - Special Enrollment Period for COBRA Qualified Beneficiaries

On May 2, 2014 a notice was released by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allowing an additional 60 day special enrollment period for those who are COBRA eligible or currently enrolled with COBRA Coverage. This extension period allows these individuals until July 1, 2014 to decide on continuing or electing COBRA vs moving to a qualified health plan available to them through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM).

Updates to the COBRA qualifying event model notice and the COBRA general rights notice have been provided by the Department of Health and Human Services(HHS). We are working quickly to update these notices within our COBRA notices.