Congress extends (again) the COBRA subsidy

By | April 19th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

Last week, Congress again extended the COBRA subsidy benefits originally established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The most recent extension extends the coverage period to May 2010, a two month extension, making employees involuntarily terminated on or before May 31, 2010, eligible for the subsidy. Legislation is currently pending to extend […]

COBRA Subsidy Extended Again

By | March 17th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

Approximately two weeks ago, President Obama signed the Temporary Extension Act of 2010, thereby extending the 65% COBRA subsidy through March 31, 2010. The subsidy was originally provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (or Stimulus Act), and extended through February 28, 2010, via the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. Although the Temporary […]

Department of Labor Issues New Model COBRA Notices

By | January 18th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

On January 13, 2010, the Department of Labor issued new model COBRA noticies to help employers and plan administrators comply with the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010, which extended the 65% COBRA subsidy originally enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The model notices may be found on the […]

COBRA Subsidies Extended

By | January 3rd, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

On December 21, 2009, President Obama signed legislation that extends the COBRA premium subsidy that was originally established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”). Recall that under ARRA, employees that were involuntarily terminated and lost group coverage before December 31, 2009, were eligile to receive premium subsidies. Under the new legislation, […]

Copyright © 2009 Employers Legal Resource Center - All Rights Reserved