On Friday, May 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised model general and election notices that can be used by plan administrators to address the notification requirements imposed by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). FAQs for the COBRA Model Notices were issued the same day. DOL’s FAQs provide a meaningful reminder to plan administrators of their notification obligations under COBRA. Perhaps more importantly, DOL’s FAQs inform qualified beneficiaries of interactions between COBRA and Medicare, including special enrollment periods and order of payment. Plan administrators should review and implement the updated notices and review the DOL’s FAQs to assist with fielding COBRA continuation coverage questions. Read the full article.