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COBRA: The 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES*: We are frequently asked questions about COBRA, the federal workplace law that is probably utilized by more employees than any other. To assist people in this regard, we’ve put together a list of the 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions about COBRA, along with their answers. Question 2: What does COBRA do?

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Life After COBRA

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Our family took advantage of COBRA known as the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act. Photo Credit Bash Events Studio. .  .

“Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family. Concerned that there was a mistake, I called Human Resources, and was told that it was not the usual COBRA benefits, but “Subsidized” COBRA benefits. is entitled to remain on their employer’s healthcare insurance plan under a federal law nicknamed “COBRA.”

“How do I resign while on FMLA leave (especially with a bully boss)?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

You can use COBRA coverage from your “old” job for a short period to help you do this, if COBRA coverage is available to you. 2. FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Involuntary Resignation Q & A The Bully Boss The Bully Boss and HostilityBackground: six years, incredible performance. How do I handle the resignation?  . Michele.

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“To be eligible for COBRA coverage, must I be on my employer's.

Sklover Working Wisdom

However, if you were fired for “gross misconduct,” then you are ineligible for COBRA benefits. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Thanks!

Is Drug Addiction a Legally Recognized Disability? Understanding Addiction, the Law and the Workplace

Sklover Working Wisdom

Addiction, Law and Work Disability Disability and Pregnancy FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Misconduct and Bad Behavior Monthly Newsletter Library Yours (or Allegedly Yours “ Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”. – Carrie Fisher. –Is addiction a legally recognized disability under the law?

“Problem Not Yet Solved; What’s My Next Step?” Your Five Alternative Next Steps

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After Negotiating FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Involuntary Resignation Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Performance Improvement Plans Process Insights Severance Packages Termination, Interviews and Future Employment When is Involuntary Resignation appropriate “One of the secrets of life. – Jack Penn. Don’t give up.

FMLA – Great Tool to E-x-t-e-n-d Employment

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Basics Before Negotiating Before Resigning FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Monthly Newsletter Library Resigning from Your Job Severance Packages Stock, Stock Options, "Equity “ The cure for anger is delay.”. – Seneca. Losing his job would entail Aquilino and his family having to depart the U.S. almost immediately. Act Wisely! click here.]

“Pregnancy: Rights under Disability, FMLA and Discrimination laws.”

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Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Other Discrimination Pregnancy Q & AQuestion: I am pregnant and my doctor wants me to work just 25 hours a week, but my employer told me that they need someone who can work 40 hours a week. So, they gave me separation papers to sign. Larisa.

Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Before Negotiating Disability Disability and Pregnancy FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Involuntary Resignation Severance Packages The Bully Boss The Bully Boss and Hostility When is Involuntary Resignation appropriate SkloverWorkingWisdom™ – Self-Help Action Plan 1. Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”. 2015 Alan L.

Being Laid Off? Know Your Rights As An Employee

Career Realism

severance package is generally combined with other benefits like health insurance under COBRA. Being Laid Off? Unemployment career homepage

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“On FMLA. Don’t want to return, but want unvested stock. What can I do?”

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FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy How and When to Resign Losing Q & A Resigning from Your Job Stock, Stock Options, "Equity Question: I am currently out on Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to help my mother who is sick. I do not want to return to work after my leave time is over. At the same time, I don’t want to burn any bridges.

“I am working way too many hours!! Any ideas??”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Benefits, Pensions and Perq''s FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Miscellaneous Perq''s Q & A Question: Dear Alan: I have been working for my company for three years and over that time my weekly hours have gone from 40 sometimes up to 75. Without a doubt it is now beginning to negatively affecting me, my health, my family and my sanity.

“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”. -       Mark Twain      . She couldn’t figure it out. They came and went. T.I.M.E.”

“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

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Disability Disability and Pregnancy FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Miscellaneous Perq''s Monthly Newsletter Library She couldn’t figure it out.

61% of HR Professionals Will Divorce in Next 18 Months

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That email you receive reminding you to print off and mail those COBRA forms to that newly departed employee. found someone new. Click here.  .

“Due to anxiety attacks, I am on FMLA leave; will I be fired when I return?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Before Resigning FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Involuntary Resignation Q & A Resigning from Your Job What is Involuntary Resignation Question: Two weeks ago, I had an anxiety attack at work – my third one. So I am out on FMLA leave.  . feel that, when I go back, I will be terminated. Sharon. Alhambra, New Mexico . That’s life.

“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Disability Disability and Pregnancy FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Miscellaneous Perq''s Monthly Newsletter Library “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” ” - Mark Twain. For five years, she was a star performer, and over time rose to a Senior Graphic Artist position. They came and went.

Termination: How to Gracefully Fire An Employee #hrbasics

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Make sure you give the ex-employee information on COBRA and any other benefit information they may need. Be Nice. Stay on Script. Let us know!

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Four Changes You Can Make to Your Talent Acquisition Strategy Today

Blogging4jobs

During our brainstorming and planning session we discussed a number of plans and strategies, some of which would take months to build and implement.

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5 Tips for Thriving in a Job Transition

Blogging4jobs

If COBRA is too expensive, you can get  short term medical insurance  to cover you and your family if they need it. Make a budget right away.

“If I work during FMLA leave, without prior approval, do I get paid?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Avoiding Disputes Disputes and Resolving Them FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Q & AMy boss did not specifically ask me to work during that time; obviously, she couldn’t, as I was on FMLA. But she was aware of my working because of an exchange of numerous emails. She has never liked me, but I have never given her a reason to write me up.

Ep 71 – Importance of Compliance with Employers Insurance Benefits

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” Compliance must be at the heart of a broker’s client offering including Cobra, Section 125 and ACA pre-existing conditions. Compliance must be at the heart of a broker’s client offering including Cobra, Section 125 and ACA pre-existing conditions. Company insurance and benefit brokers often get a bad rap. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES.

“Does this sound like a legal case of ‘perceived disability’ discrimination?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

COBRA and FMLA Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Q & AQuestion: Dear Alan, First, let me say how much I enjoy your site. I’ve learned a LOT but still wonder about my particular case. month later, the medical issue re-appeared, and I was out sick for an entire week. The explanation? Indeed, I had missed nine days in six weeks.

Insurance Hopping is the New Black

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Tags: Bloggging HR benefit reform benefits COBRA employee turnover healthcare benefits healthcare reform human resources insurance insurance hopping SHRM

“What should I expect after ‘re-badging?’”

Sklover Working Wisdom

including what we call COBRA, Family Medical Leave Act, and even unemployment benefits. d. Fourth, Question: Hi, Alan. just joined a bank software division (2 months back). Now the bank has decided to outsource my team which comes to around 200 employees to their vendor company. Hope this re-badging will be happening by May, first week.

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Out Placement Firms Shorten Job Seeker’s Search by 61%

Blogging4jobs

Information on COBRA and insurance coverage information including costs once medical, optical and dental coverage ended.

Are you over-clouded? #HRTechConf

Blogging4jobs

Don’t know who to call with a COBRA compliance question. The cloud. Ten years ago that meant a nice day at the park, or an incoming storm.

Government Career Resources

Professional Resume Services

The United States government provides a plethora of career information from the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor statistics.

Is it a mistake to leave a consulting job for a job just to get health insurance?

Careers Done Write

My husband was laid off and we will be without health insurance when our COBRA coverage expires in 3 months. Am I making a mistake??

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15 Tips for Cutting Expenses While Job Hunting - Jobacle.com BLOG.

Jobacle

If you had health insurance from your employer while you were employed, check into the Federal COBRA health insurance program. Mow the lawn.

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update: my coworker won’t stop complaining about our health insurance and I feel horribly guilty

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose coworker wouldn’t stop complaining about his health insurance and she felt guilty because she’d helped hire him? Here’s the update. Well, first of all, everyone told me to stop feeling guilty, and I actually took that to heart. He actually stopped complaining! updates

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How to Win Over Your Fired or Laid Off Employees

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Strategic HRCI credit.  Click here  to learn more. . Some employees voluntarily quit for greener pastures in the new year. There is no in between.

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Employees Are Quitting Jobs Because of Affordable Care Act in 2014

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She left late last year and has been enjoying COBRA until the new year. Join us on 1/16/13 at 11 AM EST for our webinar. Benefits are available.

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is my sick coworker really on vacation, increasing my freelance rates, and more

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For example, yesterday I received a long list of people’s COBRA benefits to end since they haven’t been paying. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. I’ve been covering for my sick coworker, but he’s been posting about vacations on social media. He has not shown up, nor made contact with us. ” 2.

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Job Seeker: What Are You Complaining About?

Tim's Strategy

COBRA is gloriously expensive.  I’m paying into it now (as former employee trying to start a company).  But why? And then got bailed out. 

HR Doesn’t Stand for Headcount Reduction

Blogging4jobs

Late last week I read an interesting comment on a fellow HR Blogger, Charlie Judy’s blog. Human Resources Roles. Quality HR, that is.

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is employee taking too much sick leave, I keep getting surprise raises, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Is my employee taking too much sick leave? I’m a relatively new manager and I’m struggling a little with how to handle one of my employee’s use of sick leave. work in an industry that has a public-facing desk that needs to be covered when we are open. Thank you! short answers

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Why Nipple Tape Doesn’t Cure Workplace Conflict

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She currently works in HR with employee relations, compensation & benefits, COBRA, leave of absence and compliance. And speechless. Oh s**t!

6 Ways to Catapult Your Job Search After a Layoff

The Undercover Recruiter

Be sure to talk to your former employer about COBRA , outplacement services and any other resources that might be available to you. 3.

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