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Transportation Authority Immune from COBRA Claims Under PHSA, Court Finds

April 22, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Technically, continuation coverage rules under the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) apply to employees of state and local governments. Often, however, the problem is one of enforcement. It is not always easy to prevail in a case alleging continuation coverage violations against a state or local government. One of those reasons could be “sovereign immunity”—a doctrine under which a state cannot be held liable for certain legal actions brought by individuals in that state.

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