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election form The form that is used to indicate whether or not a qualified beneficiary wishes to continue their health coverage following the occurance of a qualifying event.
Election notice A letter used to notify qualified beneficiaries of their COBRA rights.The letter is sent following the occurrence of a qualifying event.
Election period The amount of time during which a qualified beneficiary can make an election to continue their group health plan and chose COBRA coverage. The time period for election is 60 days from whichever is later; the day the insurance coverage ended or the date that the election notice was sent.
ERISA The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The Act protects and guarantees employees and their beneficiaries by regulating the provisions for some employee benefits. It was amended in 1986 to include the provisions of COBRA