CAS Designation

 

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: 

Session 1 COBRA Basics:  Who Must Comply, Who is Exempt and Who is Eligible

Session 2 COBRA Basics: Offering COBRA Coverage

Session 3 COBRA Basics: Calculating COBRA Premiums and Paying for COBRA Coverage

Session 4 COBRA and Consumer Driven Health Care (CDHC)

Session 5 COBRA and Mergers and Acquisitions

Session 6 COBRA and Alternative Coverage and Retiree Issues

Session 7 COBRA and Other Laws

Session 8 COBRA Case Studies

Learn more about the COBRA Study Program here.

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 
c. General CE units cannot be used to fulfill the CCE unit requirement.

3.    Demonstrate expertise in the COBRA core competencies by 60% passing the COBRA Exam (100 questions).

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.


Study Program Pricing: $699 member $1,398 non-member
CE Units Pricing: $20 per CE Unit
CAS Exam Pricing: $325 member  $650 non-member

Recertification* Fee: Every three years $150 plus 6 CE units need to renewal your certification.

*Recertification can happen, either by submitting evidence of 6 COBRA specific CE, pay $20 per credit hour if you did not earn credit through an ECFC sponsored event or you can take the CAS recertification course for $120 and take a short quiz, along with paying the $150 recertification fee.

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE CAS EXAM

CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR CAS CERTIFICATE

 

Travisoft COBRA Certification Program

 

 

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