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IRS COBRA Audit Guidelines

With the IRS release of COBRA audit guidelines and the looming promise of increased audit activities by all federal agencies involving employer-sponsored group health plans, employers should evaluate and overhaul their COBRA practices and procedures (including plan and SPD documents, notice and election forms, and internal audit and other administrative policies) to ensure compliance with COBRA requirements. This on-demand webinar will explore the impact of the IRSí COBRA Audit Guidelines issued in 2012, and how they can be used as a roadmap for COBRA compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss COBRA continuation coverage.
  • You will be able to identify IRS audit guidelines.
  • You will be able to review written COBRA compliance and internal audit procedures.
  • You will be able to discuss administrative service and business associate agreements.

Runtime: 114 minutes
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Agenda

General Overview of COBRA Requirements

  • Plans Subject to COBRA
  • Qualified Beneficiaries
  • Qualifying Events
  • COBRA Continuation Coverage
  • Notices and Election Procedures
  • Duration of COBRA Coverage
  • Paying for COBRA Premiums
  • Business Reorganization Rules

IRS Audit Guidelines

  • Examination Procedures
  • Excise Tax and Penalties
  • Self-Reporting Obligation
  • DOL Audit Considerations

Recommendations for Employers

  • Written COBRA Compliance and Internal Audit Procedures
  • Plan and SPD Documents
  • Standard Notices
  • Administrative Service and Business Associate Agreements
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Faculty

Amy Christen

Amy Christen

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Amy M. Christen

  • Member with Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Practices in all areas of employee benefits law
  • Experiences involve compliance and design of qualified retirement plans (including governmental and private sector defined benefit plans and profit sharing and 401(k) plans), sections 457 or 403(b) plans, SEP or other nonqualified plans, and health and other welfare plans (including health care reform (PPACA), cafeteria plans, severance plans, COBRA and HIPAA issues); advising clients on employee benefit concerns in mergers and acquisitions; and ERISA litigation
  • Named a Leading Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2012, 2013
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
  • Frequent speaker on various employee benefits topics, including Health Care Reform, PPACA, HIPPA and ERISA
  • Wrote updates and analysis of several employee benefits-specific acts
  • Formerly clerked for the Ohio Court of Appeals
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, University of Toledo; B.A. degree, Ohio State University
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Product ID: 391431
Published 2013
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