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COBRA Administration Specialist (CAS)
The COBRA Administration Specialist designation provides education related to the specialized rules and regulations that govern the administration of COBRA. This designation is designed for professionals who frequently engage in COBRA administration and seek to expand their core competencies in this area:
COBRA Basics: Who Must Comply, Who is Exempt and Who is Eligible
COBRA Basics: Offering COBRA Coverage
COBRA Basics: Calculating COBRA Premiums and Paying for COBRA Coverage
COBRA and Consumer Driven Health Care (CDHC)
COBRA and Mergers and Acquisitions
COBRA and Alternative Coverage and Retiree Issues
COBRA and Other Laws
COBRA Case Studies
To become a COBRA Administration Specialist, one must:
1. Have at least one year experience in the compensation/benefits industry
a. Applicant must submit proof experience by providing proof employment, including job title, description of duties, and length of employment.
2. Provide documentation of receiving at least 12 COBRA Continuing Education (CCE) units (see How to Obtain CE Units).
a. CCE units are continuing education units earned specifically by participating in professional development and education specifically related to COBRA Administration
b. Individuals can submit documentation to ECFC to verify if non-ECFC education can be used toward ECFC CCE units
a. General CE units cannot be used to fulfill the CCE unit requirement.
3. Demonstrate expertise in the CAS core competencies by passing the CAS Exam.
4. Pay appropriate exam fees.
If the applicant successfully passes the exam, s/he will be awarded a certificate and may use the CAS designation after her/his name (until the expiration date of said designation).
The CAS designation is valid for three years (36 months) from the date that an individual receives her/his certification. In order to continue to hold the CAS designation, an individual must submit the appropriate continuing education documentation and pay the recertification fee in order to renew her/his certification in order to maintain the CAS designation.
Recertification Fee: Every three years $150 plus 6 CE units need to renewal your certification
You can purchase the Study Program in the Course Catalog through the MY LEARNING link at the top navigation bar. All Study Programs and Exam are located under your MY LEARNING DASHBOARD.
If you have non-ECFC Courses or "Shared ECFC Materials" that your organization has purchased that you would like to get approved for your renewal or exam: Download ECFC Continuing Education Units Approval Form here.
CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY THE FLEXIBLE COMPENSATION INSTITUTE, LLC, A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF ECFC. www.ecfc.org