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COBRA Notice Violation Attorney in Florida

Nationwide Representation in COBRA Violation Cases

The cost of even the most mundane forms of medical care can be entirely inaccessible to those who do not have a healthcare insurance plan. Millions of Americans rely on employer-provided healthcare plans for support when it comes to routine health care needs, emergency care, and long-term care for serious medical issues.

Since 1985, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) has protected Americans from immediately losing access to healthcare coverage during a qualified event that discontinued their existing plan.

Events that can result in a discontinuation of your health care plan include:

  • Loss of employment (voluntary and involuntary)
  • Reduced work hours
  • Transition period between jobs
  • Divorce from a spouse whose plan you relied on
  • Death of a spouse whose plan you relied on

Employers must ensure that every employee is aware of their right to pursue continued coverage under COBRA and the limitations of their rights. When businesses fail to comply with COBRA notification, they can be held accountable in court by aggrieved parties.

At Justice for Justice, we can help you seek fair and just compensation when an employer is violated COBRA protocol. It’s your employer’s responsibility to notify you of continued access to health care covered whether your voluntarily quit or were fired. You can recover your financial losses by pursuing your interests in court with help from our COBRA notice violation attorney in Tampa.

Reach out to us online or call (800) 219-1324 to get the legal assistance you need.

What Is Continued Coverage?

Access to continued coverage does not necessarily mean your employer will pay your insurance premiums. In most cases, an employer won’t afford any portion of your continued coverage after you have separated from the company. When you are responsible for a COBRA insurance premium, you are likely to pay the full amount, which includes what your employer used to pay.

The benefit, however, comes from your current/former employer’s reduced group rate for health care insurance, which can be much cheaper than purchasing a new plan with equivalent benefits as an individual. If you enjoyed your healthcare coverage, you can continue to receive benefits at a significantly reduced rate while on COBRA.

Did Your Employer Provide a COBRA Notification of Rights?

By law, the employer who provided your health care plan must have notified you of COBRA provisions within 90 days prior to the beginning of coverage. If you added a spouse to your plan after receiving your COBRA notification, that person must also receive a COBRA rights notification within 90 days before the beginning of coverage.

The COBRA notification of rights must be included in your plan summary and provided once again when a qualifying event occurs. Employers who fail to provide timely notification before the beginning of coverage, or upon your resignation or termination from employment, can be held liable for violating your rights under COBRA.

How Long Does My Employer Have to Notify Me of my COBRA Rights?

The employer has 14 days to provide notification of COBRA rights to the employee and all dependents on their plan under all circumstances. This applies when the employer is responsible for a qualifying event, such as termination.

Certain qualifying events, however, require the employee to inform their employer, such as quitting or a divorce. Under these circumstances, the employer has 14 days from the date they received such notice.

Do You Need Legal Assistance?

Reach out to a COBRA notice violations attorney in Tampa if you believe your employer acted improperly. At Justice for Justice, we can help you hold your employer accountable for violating COBRA rights meant to protect your right to access continued health care coverage in a timely manner.

Begin working with us today by reaching out online or calling (800) 219-1324 to arrange a consultation with our attorney. We can provide legal assistance all across Florida.

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  • He really took great care of me and fought for my case.

    “In a dark time Chad was the light that I needed. He really took great care of me and fought for my case. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants to help make you whole again. Thank you!”

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  • Chad worked diligently on my employer claim and got me to a settlement I was happy walking away with.

    “He didn't beat around the bush, laid out the facts of my case, and managed my expectations for results I could expect.”

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Case Results

  • Class Recovery for 2,300 employees Nation-wide Class Action

    Attorney Chad Justice was appointed class counsel on behalf of over 2,300 former employees of a multinational company and obtained a recovery for each class member

  • Recovery Obtained Sexual harassment; President of company resigned

    Attorney Chad Justice represented a female employee who was subjected to sexual harassment by the President of the company. Mr. Justice not only obtained a recovery for his client but also was responsible for the President resigning. - Confidential recovery obtained

  • $484,000 Total Recovery State-wide Class Action for Home Health Aides

    Attorney Chad Justice successfully litigated a state-wide class action where over 100 Home Health Care workers were summarily dismissed without notice and did not receive their last paychecks. Mr. Justice obtained a judgment on behalf of those former employees. $484,000 total recovery; Obtained $194,00.00 Judgment for over 100 home health care employees.