Starbucks employees will receive an enrollment notice under COBRA, notifying employees of their right to continue health insurance upon their departure from the company. Former employee Ariel Torres claims that this is the latest COBRA notice to be sent without adequate information, causing him to lose his health coverage. Torres has since filed a class-action lawsuit against Starbucks, claiming that the enrollment notice did not inform ex-employees of how to enroll in COBRA and how one could lose COBRA coverage early.
Managing partner Chad A. Justice and Brandon J. Hill and Luis A. Cabassa of Wenzel Fenton Cabassa PA are representing Torres in the case, Torres v. Starbucks Coffee Company.
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