December 2, 2012
Career One Stop is an online tool sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This online tool can be utilized as a pathway to success. This tool gives useful information via online to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Some tools that can be utilized per the website are Wages and Salaries, Unemployment Insurance Information, Pay for Education and Training and Benefits. This site is truly a One Stop Center because it has information for everyone the employee, the job seeker and the company (Career One Stop ).
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Describe the major features of this website and how each can be used to monitor employee benefits. Three of the major features of the Dept. of Labor website are Cobra Continuation, Compliance Assistance and Employee Retirement Security Act (ERSA). Cobra Continuation is a form of health care offered by the U.S. government to employees who experienced involuntary termination. Cobra offer premium reduction rates for those individuals who experienced involuntary termination on or before May 31, 2012. These premium reductions are not available for those who experienced involuntary termination after May 31, 2010 because this eligibility period has passed. Those who believe that they may be eligible for the premium reduction can contact The Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration at www.askebsa.dol.gov or by calling 1-866-444-3272 (Cobra Continuation ). The department of Labor is a very resourceful site in comparison to Cobra. Per the U.S. Dept. of Labor website under Cobra Continuation Health Coverage the Frequently Asked Question is an good tool that employees can use as a reference guide to monitor their benefits. The site list questions as well as answers on how to monitor Cobra’s Health Benefits. The following are examples listed on dol.gov website of how the employees can
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