Monday, August 01, 2011

Losing your job: COBRA vs. Exit Package (Employers, read this!)

COBRA is not just a nasty, hooded, poisonous snake that can kill with a bite.  It's also a law regarding group health insurance continuation after an employee leaves a company.

Which one would you like to deal with?

Solution:  Exit Package.  Slightly different than a severance package, but you're giving the former employee a way to purchase individual health insurance.  This usually saves them money, and saves the employer's RAF( Rate factor for group health insurance) a few points.

Plus, if the former employee gets individual cover, you don't have a COBRA hassle, in terms of gov't filings.

Fun with Snakes!

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