Senate Votes to Extend COBRA Subsidy

December 19, 2009 - by: HR Hero 2 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

In an unusual Saturday morning session on Dec. 19, the U.S. Senate voted 88-10 to pass legislation that would extend the original federal COBRA subsidy created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which President Barack Obama signed into law in February.

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House Passes COBRA Subsidy Extension and Expansion

December 16, 2009 - by: HR Hero 31 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

By John Hickman and Ashley Gillihan

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COBRA Bills Face Uncertain Future as Federal Subsidy Begins to Expire

November 30, 2009 - by: HR Hero 7 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

By Ashley Gillihan and Carolyn Smith

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House Passes Momentous Health Care Reform Legislation

November 08, 2009 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

In a 220-215 vote, House Democrats passed a controversial health care reform bill with only one Republican voting for the legislation. The Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) is a combination of three different health care reform bills approved by House committees this summer and is 1,990 pages with a 42-page manager’s amendment.

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Senators Introduce Another COBRA Subsidy Extension Bill

November 06, 2009 - by: HR Hero 114 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) introduced the COBRA Subsidy Extension and Enhancement Act (S. 2730) this week in the U.S. Senate. The proposed bill would extend the original federal COBRA subsidy created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which President Barack Obama signed into law in February.

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House Health Reform Bill’s Impact on Employers

November 03, 2009 - by: HR Hero 1 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 16: COBRA Subsidy Extension Provisions Likely to Be Enacted As Part of DOD Appropriations Act

By Ashley Gillihan and John Hickman

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Congressman Introduces COBRA Subsidy Extension Legislation

October 28, 2009 - by: HR Hero 114 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

Representative Joe Sestak (D-Pennsylvania) introduced the Extended COBRA Continuation Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 3930) this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The proposed bill would extend the original federal COBRA subsidy created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which President Barack Obama signed into law in February.

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Our Best Benefits Bet: Congress Will Extend COBRA Subsidy

October 07, 2009 - by: HR Hero 5 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 21, 2009: President signs bill including COBRA subsidy extension

by Ashley Gillihan

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IRS Issues New COBRA Guidance for Employers

April 02, 2009 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 16: House Passes COBRA Subsidy Extension and Expansion

The IRS has issued guidance on the COBRA premium assistance or subsidy provisions of the economic stimulus bill recently passed in Congress. Under the provisions, eligible employees who were involuntarily terminated from their jobs between September 1, 2008, and December 31, 2009, and their qualified beneficiaries are entitled to up to nine months of COBRA health insurance coverage at a 65% reduction over what they would normally pay. The 27-page guidance (IRS Notice 2009-27) was issued late on March 31.

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DOL Issues COBRA Model Notices

March 19, 2009 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

Update Dec. 16: House Passes COBRA Subsidy Extension and Expansion

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued model COBRA continuation coverage notices that reflect the new nine-month, 65 percent subsidy on COBRA premiums. The notices are available online at www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRAmodelnotice.html.

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