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COBRA Training & Certification Program

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Summary

Our COBRA Training & Certification Program - a recipient of the ASTD Excellence In Design award - covers everything from the basics to advanced concepts, and will provide the answers to your questions regarding COBRA administration and COBRA compliance.

Workshop Description/Agenda

Learn How COBRA Works, Plus Get COBRA Certified!

With changing rules, regulations, and court cases, being COBRA compliant is extremely complex. Not understanding the proper procedures and design options can really hurt your company.

Our COBRA Training &Certification Program - a recipient of the "ASTD Excellence In Design" award - covers everything from the basics to advanced concepts, and will provide the answers to your questions regarding COBRA administration and COBRA compliance.What You’ll Learn:Our COBRA online training course will help you to better understand your COBRA compliance requirements. Below are just some of the things you will learn by taking this course:

  • Which employers are subject to COBRA
  • What type of benefit plans are - and are not - subject to COBRA 
  • How does an individual qualify for COBRA
  • What employers are required to notify employees and family members of 
  • The timelines for notification requirements 
  • The requirements for notifying employees and family members
  • How to calculate and bill for COBRA premiums 
  • How - and when - to terminate COBRA Coverage 
  • How to properly offer and handle COBRA with Medicare and other coverage
  • Facts for determining Cessation Of Dependency Status 
  • How to use Affirmative Rejection and Alternative Coverage design options to reduce health care and claims costs
Not only does this course cover COBRA administration at a deep level, but you can test to earn a COBRA certification!

Program Benefits:

This course is sold as an annual subscription with four components: the training course itself; access to all training materials as a resource for one full year; free updates whenever the law changes, and; a Certified Administrator designation. Access to resource materials, free updates, and a new Certificate are available for subsequent years for a low renewal fee of $99 per year.

Besides the great training, here are some of the additional benefits:certified cobra administrator
  • Award-winning, easy-to-use interface that includes numerous "Administrative Tips" and examples that highlight key learning areas
  • Interactive Q&A with answer rationale provided to help ensure learning and check your progress along the way
  • Procedural recommendations that provide key processes and procedures
  • Access via the Internet allows you to study at your pace and access materials anytime, anywhere
  • Special "Bookmark" feature that allows you to learn at your own pace and quickly return to training if you are interrupted
  • FREE updates when the law changes
  • Optinoal test to become a "Certified COBRA Administrator
  • Eight hours of HRCI PHR and SPHR re-certification credits
  • Eight hours of SHRM PDC re-certification credits
  • Organizations enrolling three or more individuals also receive our Management Interface at no cost, allowing managers to view employee progress, test scores, and incorrectly answered test questions.

COBRA Basics:

  • Overview
  • Employers And Plans Subject To COBRA
  • Individuals Covered By COBRA
  • The General (Initial) COBRA Notice
  • Qualifying Events
  • Qualifying Event Notices 

Administration & Documentation:

  • The COBRA Timeline
  • Calculating COBRA Premiums
  • Billing & Collection Options 
  • COBRA’s Premium Payment Issues
  • Events Terminating COBRA Coverage
  • Other Rules & Requirements
  • Employer Safeguards

Special Situations:

  • Medicare
  • Open Enrollment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • COBRA And The Family And Medical Leave Act
  • Alternative Coverage Rules
  • USERRA

Earn HR Certification Credits

You will earn the following certification and re-certification credits by taking this course:

cobra training and certificationThis course offers the following certifications and re-certification credits:
  • Your "Certified Administrator" Designation

    Your test is taken online and scored immediately, and you can download your Certificate right from your computer! You’ll also be able to view any incorrectly answered test questions so you can improve any areas of weaknesshrci re-certification

  • PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits!

    This program has been approved for 8 re-certification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute.

    For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for re-certification credit.

  • shrm re-certification
  • SHRM PDCs

    This program is valid for 8 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Who Should Attend

Any HR professional who needs to better understand your COBRA compliance requirements

Additional Information

Training Provider: Training Center Group

Course Topics: HR Management Training > Insurance/Employee Benefits

Training Course Summary: Our COBRA Training & Certification Program - a recipient of the ASTD Excellence In Design award - covers everything from the basics to advanced concepts, and will provide the answers to your questions regarding COBRA administration and COBRA compliance.