As a participating employer, do I have a duty to notify MIT of certain COBRA-qualifying events?

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Yes, a participating employer has a duty to notify MIT in writing within 31 days after the following events:

• death of a covered employee,
• termination of employment of, or reduction of hours of, a covered employee making him/her ineligible for MIT coverage,\
• a covered employee becomes entitled to Medicare (regardless of whether he/she enrolls).

Failure of the participating employer to timely and properly notify MIT may prevent the employee and his or her covered dependents from being able to elect COBRA continuation coverage under the Plan, may obligate the participating employer or the employee or dependent to repay the Plan for any expenses it incurs for ineligible expenses, and may subject the participating employer to legal liability.