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.
Secretaries reach out to college presidents, student associations; outreach tools available at www.HealthCare.gov.
IRS guidance is out regarding $2500 limit for Health FSAs. More specifically guidance indicates that “taxable year” refers to the plan’s “plan year”; therefore, the rule will not affect any plans beginning prior to January 1, 2013 and fiscal plan years will not be impacted until the first plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2013.