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       Veritext Deposition &
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Track: Legal and Regulatory View Track

COBRA & RETIREMENT MEDICAL COVERAGE UNDER PPACA

Charles R. Tantillo, Jr. CEBS, President, THE TABEN GROUP

Many Americans today obtain their health insurance under COBRA or Retiree Medical programs.  Often such “continuation” coverage is the only viable option for participants who are uninsurable under an individual policy and / or cannot obtain coverage for a pre existing condition under a new group policy. As currently written, PPACA provides for exchanges that will offer individual policies to most citizens on a guarantee issue basis. The availability and visibility of such coverage will likely cause a reduction both in the election rate for Medical COBRA coverage and in the number of employers offering Retiree Medical programs.

  • Should an employer incent participants to use the exchange rather than COBRA for Medical coverage?
  • How can an employer move participants from a Retiree Medical Program into individual policies purchased on an exchange?
  • Should an employer offer any assistance or advice to participants regarding their options under PPACA?

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