COBRA Subsidy Extension Ended

Since February 2009, Congress extended the COBRA subsidy to unemployed workers four times. The last extension – The Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (CEA) – amended ARRA to further extend the period to qualify for the COBRA premium reduction until May 31,...

COBRA Subsidy Extension to March 31, 2010

The Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (the Act) was signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. The Act extends the COBRA subsidy eligibility period originally introduced under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), as amended by...

CHIPRA – another day, another employer notice!

On February 4, 2009, President Obama signed the Children’s┬áHealth Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA, Pub. L. 111-3). CHIPRA includes a requirement that the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services develop a model notice for...

Federal COBRA Subsidy has been Extended and Expanded

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the federal government pays 65 percent of COBRA premiums for up to 9 months for Assistance Eligible Individuals who were involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008, and December 31, 2009. An...