Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Revised Audit Guidelines for use by IRS auditors in examining group health plans for COBRA compliance. The revised Guidelines incorporate changes to account for laws that have affected COBRA since the previous guidelines were developed, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Guidelines appear to herald a new COBRA compliance audit effort by the IRS. Continue reading this entry at Littler's Employee Benefits Counsel.
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