Supreme Court’s ACA Decision Reaffirms Need for Flexible Benefit Plans for Healthcare Solutions

Washington, D.C.  — The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reaffirms the need for employer-based plans to operate efficiently and effectively to provide the most valuable coverage possible to employees through flexible benefit and individual account plans, and the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation remains committed to advocating for these tax-advantaged accounts.

“Last-known Address” and Cobra

A terminated employee sued her former employer for failure to provide a COBRA election notice under its group health plan, alleging that the employer knowingly directed its TPA to mail the notice to the wrong address. In a preliminary ruling, the court determined that factual disputes concerning the employee’s last-known address must be resolved at trial.