A COBRA participant turns 65 and is now Medicare entitled. When should COBRA be terminated? It’s not as clear cut as I once thought.
On April 28th deadlines were “tolled” for special enrollment periods, COBRA elections and payments, employer notices, and claim payments. This has opened a pandora’s box. Deadline relief is being implemented retroactively to 3/1/2020. There’s no definitive end to the new deadlines. What could possibly go wrong? Our guest blogger, Sandy Wood, outlines the issues.
Active employees get information and time to make benefit elections at enrollment, COBRA participants are entitled to the same rights.