Category Archives: COBRA

Jan 4, 2014  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

Benefits Basics: Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Plan Documents

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a complex and detailed federal law governing the administration of employee benefits. ERISA’s application to a particular plan is itself a complex issue, but the law generally governs pension, “welfare benefit,” and profit sharing plans employers offer their employees, and is supplemented by other federal statutes with which you may be already familiar, such as HIPAA and     Continue reading

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May 9, 2012  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

“Qualifying Events” Made Easy

  As an employer, one question that challenges you again and again is which benefits can be changed when an employee experiences a family status change.  You may even ask “ what is a family status change or qualifying event”.    For example, an employee gets a divorce and has dependents.  Can the dependents remain on the medical, dental and vision benefits?  Or an employee adopts     Continue reading

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