Articles on COBRA

The stimulus bill’s effect on COBRA administration By Derek A. Schryer Employee Benefits, June 2009 On February 19, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The legislation provides for government-subsidized COBRA premiums to involuntarily terminated employees for up to nine months. Both employer sand employees should become familiar with the changes created by this Act.
The COBRA subsidy and what it means to employers By J.J. McGrath Corporate Law Departments, May 2009 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law February 17. It expands COBRA by offering eligible individuals a 65 percent subsidy of their required COBRA premiums and an additional enrollment period to re-elect COBRA coverage and pay only 35 percent of the COBRA premium.
Practice Alert: Special issues in the social security disability case—COBRA & Medicare, aka, Snake Oil Medicine By David R. Bryant General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2007 The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Amendment Act of 1985 (COBRA) added ERISA Title I, Part 6, requiring that the sponsor of a group health plan make continuation coverage available to employees, spouses, ex-spouses, dependents, and others for periods of 18 to 36 months following an event that might otherwise result in loss of coverage.

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