COBRA QUIZ

Test Your Knowledge – COBRA Quiz

Below is a 10 question COBRA quiz designed to test your knowledge of COBRA regulations. You may want to write your multiple choice answers on a blank piece of paper. The correct answers are listed at the bottom of this webpage.

QUESTIONS:

1) What employers have to comply with COBRA?

A) All employers must comply with COBRA.
B) Any employer with at least 20 full time employees for more than 50% of the year and a group health plan must comply with COBRA.
C) Any employer with at least 50 full time employees for more than 50% of the year and a group health plan must comply with COBRA.
D) Any private sector employer with at least 50 full time employees for more than 50% of the year must comply with COBRA.

2) What benefits have to be offered at the time of COBRA?

A) Medical
B) Medical / Dental / Rx / Vision
C) Medical / Rx
D) Medical / Dental / Rx / Vision / HRA / FSA / EAP
E) HRA / FSA / EAP

3) What is a COBRA qualifying event?

A) Termination of employment
B) Reduction in work hours
C) Loss of dependent status
D) Divorce or death of an employee
E) All of the above

4) What is the purpose of a qualifying event notice?

A) A qualifying notice informs the employee of his or her rights to COBRA coverage.
B) A qualifying event notice inform the participant of his or her rights under COBRA as well as the terms and conditions of the contract, such as premium rates, due dates, coverage periods, etc.
C) A qualifying event notice informs the participant that they are no longer employed or will experience a reduction in hours and in turn, are no longer available for coverage under their former employer’s health insurance plan.

5) How long can the COBRA time frame last for someone who experiences a loss of dependent status?

A) Up to 18 months
B) Up to 24 months
C) Up to 29 months
D) Up to 36 months

6) Can a COBRA participant also have Medicare coverage?

A) No, a COBRA participant cannot have Medicare coverage.
B) Yes, if they are eligible for Medicare coverage after their qualifying event.
C) Yes, if they had Medicare coverage prior to their election of COBRA.

7) How many days does a qualified beneficiary have to elect to continue COBRA?

A) 30 days from the date of the loss of coverage.
B) 45 days from the date of the loss of coverage.
C) 30 days from the later date of the loss of coverage or the date of notification.
D) 60 days from the later date of the loss of coverage or the date of notification.

8) After electing, how many days does the qualified beneficiary have to make the first payment of all premiums due?

A) 30 days
B) 45 days
C) 60 days

ANSWERS:
1- B; 2- B; 3- E; 4- B; 5- D; 6- C; 7- D; 8- B

If you got any of these questions wrong, you may need to spend more time to make sure your COBRA is compliant. One way to avoid spending more time on COBRA is to think about outsourcing to BASIC. Click here to request a proposal for BASIC’s COBRA Administration.