COBRA Subsidy and Spouse Coverage
How do you verify that an involuntarily terminated employee would be eligible for coverage under a spouse's health plan? We had one employee who was nice enough to call and check rates between the subsidy amount and his wife's coverage at which time we explained that the subsidy only goes into effect if you don't have the option of other coverage. He then lied on the paperwork and tried to sign up for the subsidized COBRA anyway. I now have another employee who just enrolled and yet I know his wife is employed. Can we ask for proof from the spouse's employer that there was no coverage available?