Q&A: COBRA Benefits During the Outbreak

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In a recent article about Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) benefits during the pandemic, we received a number of questions. We had a chance to ask an expert for more details about how former employees interact with COBRA during this challenging time.

Alan Silver, Senior Director of Health and Benefits for Willis Towers Watson, offered his expertise on this topic.

HR Daily Advisor: Are you aware of any federal legislation aimed at extending COBRA benefits during these troubling times? What about state legislation?

Silver: Traditionally, states tend to stay out of COBRA legislation because the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is thought of as the governing body regarding COBRA. That being said. . .

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