Continuation Coverage Requirements

published in Benefits Compliance: Strategies for Plans, Programs & Policies | 2013

Published by BLR – Business & Legal Resources, the 2013 edition of Benefits Compliance: Strategies for Plans, Programs & Policies is the go-to reference book for benefits managers, HR professionals, employers and counsel. Co-authored by many of the nation’s leading benefits lawyers, the manual’s 12 chapters address key areas of benefits law, including health care reform; ERISA in general; disclosure and reporting options for group health plans; ERISA fiduciary and claims procedures; tax laws related to employee benefits; continuation coverage requirements for COBRA, FMLA and USERRA; HIPAA portability, privacy and security; Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Medicare; discrimination laws affecting benefit plans; and workers’ compensation, disability and life insurance, adoption and other fringe benefit plans.

In the chapter titled “Continuation Coverage Requirements,” McAfee & Taft employee benefits lawyer John Papahronis and co-author Alison Patel discuss various federal statutes that may require group health plans to provide continuing health coverage to certain individuals, including COBRA, FMLA, USERRA and Michelle’s Law.