Friday, January 15, 2010

Department of Labor Publishes Model Cobra Notices

By Christopher S. Andre

On December 22, 2009, we reported that President Obama signed legislation included in a defense spending bill known as the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 that extends eligibility for subsidized COBRA coverage from December 31, 2009, to February 28, 2010, and expands the subsidy from 9 months to 15 months. Click here to read that report.

On January 13, 2010, the Department of Labor posted on its website information about required COBRA notices and model notices employers and plan administrators might use to comply with the Act's notice requirements. Click here to view that information and those model notices published by the Department of Labor.