Continuation of Benefits

Information Memo

Published: March 1, 2021

Continuation of Benefits
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Learn how federal COBRA and Minnesota Continuation requirements for health and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSA), and employee assistance programs (EAP) apply when offering benefit continuation for your employees. Outlines qualifying events such as termination (including retirement), reduction in hours, change in family status and injury or death in the line of duty. Discusses employer requirements such as initial and election notices.