Tag: United States Department of Health and Human Services

New Guidance Changing the Notification Requirements for Employers Under COBRA

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On May 2, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced new guidance changing the notification requirements for employers under COBRA. Under the new regulations, employers are now required to provide information to employees regarding available federal or state Marketplace options as well as the special enrollment period that pertains to COBRA enrollees. Read More

Joint Letter Between HHS and the Dept. of Education Regarding Uninterrupted Scholars Act to Chief State School Officers

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office recently notified interested parties of the recent amendment to FERPA to add a new exception to the general consent rule to permit schools to disclose education records of students in foster care, absent parent consent, to certain agencies for specified purposes. Read More