Skill Enhancement Workshop Series XIX

Presented by:

Advantage Personnel, Inc.


Liberty Benefit Insurance Services 


We are pleased to present the next workshop in our series: 

Thursday, November 18th, 8:00 am to 10:30 am


(See below for the full seminar agenda and meeting information)


“Cobra- The Final Rules

How do the new Notice Regulations affect you?

Learn How To:


·        Change your general notice and election notices to comply with the new notification rule.

·        Create new notices for unavailability of coverage and early termination.

·        Adopt reasonable procedures for employees to provide notice of a qualifying event.

·        Institute the new time limit for qualified beneficiaries to provide notice of a qualifying event.

·        Start abiding by the clarified notification delivery rules.


The new rules require plan administrators to review and revise existing COBRA notice forms and develop two new notices.  The deadline for compliance is the first day of the first plan year beginning on or after November 28, 2004. Therefore, most group health plans (those that follow a calendar year) will be required to comply beginning on January 1, 2005.


Presented by James E. Deyo III, MBA, Vice President of COBRA Plus Administrators, Inc. and Principal/Director of Marketing for Pacific Benefit Consultants, Inc.

 Jim has been involved in the employee benefits field since 1976. Jim holds a B.S., degree in Human Resources Management and a Master’s degree in Financial Planning. He previously help positions as Benefits Manager for an international company with over 16,000 employees, a Regional Claims Manager for a Third Party Administrator, and a Consultant and Benefits Software Designer for a national benefits consulting firm. He is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and a previous instructor of the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Program.


  Solution Driven – People Oriented

Assisting many of the Bay Area's


small to medium-sized companies


with their staffing needs since 1988.





Thursday, November 18th , 8:00 am to 10:30 am

Continental Breakfast is provided



Meeting Time Schedule

Meeting Information and Topics

8:00 am to 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Introductions


Facilitated by:  Cristina Gomez, Founder, Advantage Personnel, Inc., and Jenny Vonderwerth, HR and Benefit Consultant, Liberty Benefit Insurance Services

8:30 am to 10:15 am

COBRA – The Final Rules

Guest Speaker:  James E Deyo III, Vice President COBRA Plus Administrators 

I.                    Understanding the essentials of the new COBRA notice regulations

II.                  Implementing the new notice requirement timely

III.               Conducting your COBRA and  HIPAA Compliance Audit

IV.               Take-Away: Sample COBRA notice letters


10:15 am to 10:30 am

Q  & A and Wrap-up

Meeting Location:


University of  Phoenix, San Jose Campus
3590 North First Street

San Jose, CA 95134


Please note seating is limited – registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


R.S.V.P. your confirmation of attendance via email to: Cristina Gomez at: Please provide your title and company size.

Confirmation and Directions:


Confirmation and directions will be sent to you via email after registration.  

Please feel free to invite a guest who you feel could benefit from this information.



  Solution Driven – People Oriented

Assisting many of the Bay Area's


small to medium-sized companies


with their staffing needs since 1988.