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Exchange Coverage and COBRA Notices

Plans that send their own COBRA notices may include additional information about Exchange coverage. . This was confirmed in an FAQ released on June 21, 2016 by the DOL, HHS and IRS. The FAQ clarified that plans are free to go beyond the basic information in the DOL’s model notice and add additional information, such as (1) how to get help with Exchange enrollment, (2) information about financial assistance, (3) Exchange websites and contact information, and (4) other information that may help qualified beneficiaries choose between COBRA and other coverage options.


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