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COBRA Handbook


The COBRA Handbook assists with the complicated and evolving laws of COBRA. It offers detailed analysis of the rules contained in the IRS and DOL regulations, while providing guidance to help you comply with COBRA law. The COBRA Handbook is an annual edition and is updated yearly.

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Publication features:

  • Detailed case citations to identify portions of the law relevant to your situation
  • Supporting materials, such as administrative releases, regulations, and supporting judicial decisions
  • Glossary of key terms and abbreviations used in relation to COBRA
  • Table of COBRA cases with chapter and section references for each case
  • Model COBRA notices

Helpful subjects included in the COBRA Handbook:
Chapter 2 Covered Group Health Plans
Chapter 4 Covered Employers
Chapter 5 Eligibility for COBRA Coverage
Chapter 6 What Is COBRA Coverage?
Chapter 7 Administration
Chapter 9 COBRA Enforcement, Penalties, and Remedies
Chapter 11 Medicare and its Relationship to COBRA
Chapter 13 State Continuation Coverage Laws


The COBRA Guide offers detailed explanations and analysis to assist with all of your COBRA legal decisions. It is updated on a monthly basis so you will have access to the most current interpretations of the COBRA law.

Publication features:

  • Access to regulations, rulings, notices, announcements, and news releases from the IRS, Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Digests of federal and state court decisions
  • Summaries explaining the laws and regulations on state continuation coverage and conversion rights
  • Tables, charts, COBRA timetables, recordkeeping, and claims requirements to stay in compliance and on schedule with COBRA administration
  • Sample forms and notifications
  • IRS and ERISA regulations, recent ERISA proposed regulations on COBRA notice requirements, as well as related laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

COBRA Newsletter

A monthly companion newsletter, COBRA Guide Connections, provides you with timely COBRA news and industry happenings.

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  • Under the definition of medical care (see ¶1910), dental plans are clearly medical plans because they include coverage for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.
  • COBRA rights must be extended to any qualified beneficiary who experiences a qualifying event ...
  • ...individuals who were denied or not offered coverage under a plan under circumstances in which the denial or failure to offer coverage constitutes a violation of applicable law...