General Notice

The Department of Labor (DOL) general notice provides general explanations of COBRA requirements. It also lists occurrences that qualify as a COBRA event. In addition it outlines the employee's responsibility to notify Human Resources concerning events such as divorce, separation or when children can no longer be listed as dependents. 

The model general notice is found at

We mail general notices concerning rights and obligations under COBRA to: 

  • all newly covered employees

  • new spouse and/or dependents of covered employees added mid-year

  • newly covered spouse and/or dependents added during open enrollment