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DOL Revises COBRA Model Notices.

The DOL has updated the model language in its COBRA general notice and election notice to include more information about the health care coverage options available to employees through the exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act. The updated model notices include revised language explaining coverage choices for participants and information about the federal exchange website (the “Marketplace”). The new COBRA model general notice is available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/modelgeneralnotice.doc and the model election notice is available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/modelelectionnotice.doc.

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