COBRA Subsidy Extension Legislation’s Effect on Employers

December 28, 2009 0 COMMENTS

Last week, President Barack Obama signed legislation into law that extends the original federal COBRA subsidy created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The legislation extends:

  • the total allowable time an individual could receive the COBRA subsidy by six months (from nine to 15 months); and
  • the subsidy to individuals who are involuntarily terminated between January 1, 2010, and February 28, 2010.

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President Signs COBRA Subsidy Extension Legislation into Law

December 22, 2009 19 COMMENTS

President Barack Obama signed legislation into law today that would extend the original federal COBRA subsidy created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The legislation was part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (H.R. 3326), a bill that appropriates funds for the Department of Defense. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 395-34 vote and the U.S. Senate by an 88-10 vote last week. The legislation extends: read more…

Senate Votes to Extend COBRA Subsidy

December 19, 2009 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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Congressman Introduces COBRA Subsidy Extension Legislation

October 28, 2009 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 5 COMMENTS

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

by Ashley Gillihan

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