By Michael D. Lowe

The U.S. Department of Labor, in conjunction with the IRS and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has issued new model COBRA notices. The revised notices provide information to qualified beneficiaries regarding other coverage options, including marketplace exchanges, Medicaid and other group health plans.

The revisions also direct individuals with questions about marketplace exchange coverage to the government’s website for more information.

Employers are not required to use the model notices.

Copies of the new model notices can be found here and here.