January 22, 2020
In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon look at three recent lawsuits against employers relating to COBRA notice failures, two of which are class action suits. Suzanne describes the lawsuits, and explains that the failures related to the content of the notices themselves, rather than the more common issue of failure to send COBRA notices. Suzanne outlines the particular failures, and how the employer could have avoided the issue. The two discuss the importance of using model notices and things to consider when working with a third party vendor for COBRA administration.
Every other week, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.