Q: “What_is_the_Federal_Governments_role_in_ What is the Federal Government’s role in COBRA?
“What_is_the_Federal_Governments_role_in_ A: COBRA continuation coverage laws are administered by several agencies. The Departments of Labor and Treasury have jurisdiction over private-sector health group health plans. The Department of Health and Human Services administers the continuation coverage law as it affects public-sector health plans.
The Labor Department’s interpretive and regulatory responsibility is limited to the disclosure and notification requirements of COBRA. If you need further information on your disclosure or notification rights under a private-sector plan, or about ERISA generally, telephone EBSA’s Toll-Free Employee & Employer Hotline at: 1.866.444.3272, or write to: