More information on health insurance and group coverage is available from these resources:
COBRA provides certain certain individuals with the ability to temporarily continue health coverage at group rates when coverage is lost due to certain specific events. Health insurance under COBRA is typically more expensive than for active employees, as the employer usually pays part of the active employee’s premium. Generally, COBRA participants pay their entire premium.
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Family Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for certain medical and family reasons. It also requires group health benefits be maintained during the leave.
Learn more about the Family Medical Leave Act
Georgia Department of Labor
The Georgia DOL website provides helpful information for job seekers, employers and Human Resources Managers. The website contains statistical information and many work related forms and publications.
Learn more about the Georgia Department of Labor
Georgia Insurance Commission
The Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s website contains information about the Georgia Insurance Commissioner, insurance news, and regulations regarding auto, home, life, health, and business insurance for Georgia residents and businesses.
Healthcare Reform (HCR)
The federal government has provided an official website, on Healthcare Reform, managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Learn more about Healthcare Reform
HIPAA, or The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, gives certain rights and protections for participants and beneficiaries in group health plans.
Learn more about HIPAA
Medicare is an insurance program administered through the government. It’s designed to provide health insurance coverage to people 65 and up or who meet other specific criteria.
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Peachcare For Kids
Peachcare for Kids provides free or low-cost health insurance for Georgia’s children who’s family meets certain criteria.
Learn more about Georgia’s Peachcare For Kids
SHRM-Atlanta is the leading organization in Atlanta for Human Resources professionals. SHRM-Atlanta offer myriads of educational, training, networking and volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about SHRM-Atlanta