Are your Family Medical Leave and COBRA forms updated?
The Department of Labor has been busy revising forms with the goal to make them easier to complete. New Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”) forms were released over the Summer.
The updated FMLA forms allow data to be entered electronically, signed electronically, and defines the guidelines better.
Updated forms include:
· HealthCare Provider Certification for Employee
· HealthCare Provider Certification for Family Member
· Certification of Military Leave
· Certification of Military Leave for Family Member
· Certification of Military Leave for Veteran
Employers with at least 50 or more employees in a 75-mile radius of the employee’s worksite must comply with the FMLA guidelines. While employers can continue to use the current FMLA forms, employers should review the new forms to determine what works best for everyone.
The COBRA forms have been revised and must be used upon initial enrollment, changes or upon termination of benefits. COBRA generally applies to all private-sector group health plans that had at least 20 employees on more than 50 percent of its typical business days in the previous calendar year.
If you need the updated forms, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to send them to you.