David A. Slaughter, JD, is a Senior Editor for BLR’s Thompson HR products, focusing on benefits compliance. Before coming to BLR, he served as editor of Thompson Information Services’ (TIS) HIPAA guides, along with other writing and editing duties related to TIS’ HR/benefits offerings. Mr. Slaughter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He is an associate member of the Virginia State Bar.
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Thanks so much for your question. If an employer modifies its coverage for active employees, it must do so for similarly situated COBRA beneficiaries as well. A modification to COBRA coverage is not itself a qualifying event triggering COBRA noti…