COBRA Notices and Marketplace Enrollment Period

The federal regulatory agencies issued a bulletin announcing an extended special enrollment period for individuals currently enrolled in (or eligible for) COBRA.  The special enrollment opportunity gives eligible individuals until July 1, 2014 to enroll in Marketplace coverage.

In order to encourage COBRA beneficiaries to consider Marketplace coverage as an alternative to COBRA, employers may want to notify those individuals of their special enrollment opportunity.  Click here for a sample letter to COBRA beneficiaries that could be used for this purpose.

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