Catching the legislative fastballs

June 2009
Employee Benefit News;Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p14
The article focuses on dealing with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) subsidy in the U.S. The expansion of the Act would reportedly allow employees who are involuntarily terminated to continue to re-enroll in their employer's health plan for nine months at 35% of the cost. However, the author says the COBRA subsidy has the potential to cause administrative challenges. Efforts by employers to meet the obligations of the COBRA expansion are also addressed.


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