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COBRA continuation coverage laws are administered by several agencies.  The Departments of Labor and Treasury have jurisdiction over private-sector health group health plans.  The Department of Health and Human Services administers the continuation coverage law as it affects public-sector health plans.

The Labor Department's interpretive and regulatory responsibility is limited to the disclosure and notification requirements of COBRA.  If you need further information on your disclosure or notification rights under a private-sector plan, or about ERISA generally, telephone the U.S. Department of Labor's PWBA Employee & Employer Hotline at: 1.866.275.7922, or contact:

U.S. Department of Labor  www.dol.gov
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA)
Division of Technical Assistance and Inquiries
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite N-5619
Washington, DC 20210

The Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, has issued regulations on COBRA provisions relating to eligibility, coverage and premiums in 26 CFR Part 54, Continuation Coverage Requirements Applicable to Group Health Plans.  Both the Departments of Labor and Treasury share jurisdiction for enforcement of these provisions.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services offers information about COBRA provisions for public-sector employees.  You can contact them at this address:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  www.cms.hhs.gov/
7500 Security Boulevard
Mail Stop S3-16-16
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Tel 410.786.3000