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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Oral COBRA notice is sufficient

Although not recommended, the 8th Circuit holds that oral notice following an employee's termination is sufficient to meet an employer's COBRA obligations. Chesnut v. Montgomery[pdf]. (8th Cir. 10/8/02) Obviously, relying on oral notice clearly leads to a tough factual issue.

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