Continuation of Insurance Benefits (COBRA) Records

Records that document Emory's compliance with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA). Records may include notices given to insurance administrators when employees leave; information may include employee and dependent names and Social Security numbers, insurance package currently carried, dates of termination, coverage end date, dates of notice to the contractor, correspondence, and other related records.

Category

Human Resources

Maintainer

Human Resources

Retention Period

Retain for three years after termination of employment then dispose of.

Citation

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008