EBIA Weekly Newsletter

Employer Defeats COBRA Claims of Employee Offered Subsidized Coverage in Severance Agreement


   April 19, 2018

Thorson v. Aviall Servs., Inc., 2018 WL 1426971 (N.D. Tex. 2018) Available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-txnd-3_15-cv-00571/pdf/USCOURTS-txnd-3_15-cv-00571-3.pdf The mother of a deceased employee sued her son’s former employer and benefits administrator, alleging breach of a severance agreement and numerous COBRA violations. As part of a corporate restructuring, the employer and employee had entered into … Read More


CMS Issues 2019 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters Used for Creditable Coverage Disclosures


   April 19, 2018

Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter (Apr. 2, 2018) Available at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareAdvtgSpecRateStats/Downloads/Announcement2019.pdf Under Medicare Part D regulations, most group health plan sponsors offering prescription drug coverage to Part D eligible individuals (including active or disabled … Read More