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Model Notices for New COBRA Subsidy Released

March 23rd, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) contains provisions which update COBRA and mini-COBRA laws.  ARRA requires employers to offer a subsidy to offset the cost of COBRA continuation.  Under ARRA, employers must notify COBRA qualified beneficiaries of the new subsidy.

As required by ARRA, the Department of Labor has created four model notices to assist employers, plan sponsors and administrators in complying with the new notice requirements.  Each of the model notices is applicable to a particular group of COBRA qualified beneficiaries.  The model notices and additional information about satisfying the notice provisions of ARRA can be found at:

The notices must be provided to COBRA qualified beneficiaries by April 18, 2009.

Please contact our office for more information or to speak directly with a benefits attorney about your individual situation.