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Cobra Coverage to Qualified Beneficiaries After a Sale or Merger

on May 29, 2019 9:29:00 AM By | Diane Cross | 0 Comments | Benefits Employer COBRA
A seller and buyer may contractually allocate COBRA responsibility as part of the transaction. If that is the case, COBRA responsibility will be outlined by the terms of the contract. In absence of contracted terms, or if the party who was contractually responsible for providing COBRA fails to do so, the IRS provides guidelines that outlines who has COBRA responsibility. Generally, if the seller maintains any group health plan after the transaction, the seller bears responsibility for providing COBRA coverage to the M&A qualified beneficiaries.
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