Monday, June 07, 2010

Akin Gump -- COBRA Participation


To: Gary Freedman

FROM:  Kathy Little

RE:   COBRA Participation

DATE:  December 4, 1991

Effective January 1, 1992, the medical insurance plan offered to employees of Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld is changing.  The new plan is offered through Aetna and incorporates a Preferred Provider organization.

As you may recall, you have 60 days from your termination date with the firm to elect to continue your medical insurance under COBRA.  According to our records, you are still within this 60 day period.

The new COBRA premiums (to be effective January 1, 1992) are as follows:

Employee Only  $188.75
Employee plus Child(ren) 289.87
Employee plus Spouse 367.07
Employee plus Family 480.18
Child(ren) Only  101.12
Spouse Only 178.32
Spouse plus Child(ren) 291.43

This information is being sent to you in the event that this change may affect your decision whether or not to continue your insurance with the firm.

If you would like additional information regarding the new insurance plan, please let me know as soon as possible in order that I may forward an enrollment packet to you prior to the expiration of your election period.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Akin Gump did not advise me that I was eligible to continue my long-term disability benefits with UNUM Life, the firm's insurer.  The firm did not advise me at the termination meeting on October 29, 1991 that the decision to terminate was made following the firm's consultation with a psychiatrist (Gertrude R. Ticho, M.D.) who advised the firm that I suffered from a mental illness that might be associated with violent behavior, thereby rendering me not fit for employment by reason of business necessity.

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