On December 21, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (the “Act”). Among other things, the Act extends the COBRA premium subsidy previously enacted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”), from December 31, 2009 until February 28, 2010. As most employers are aware, and as discussed

As employers who have experienced employee terminations within the past fifteen (15) months are aware, the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) provides a COBRA premium subsidy of 65% for qualified beneficiaries who suffer an “involuntary termination” between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009 and who are eligible for COBRA within the same

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”) is an economic stimulus package enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The Recovery Act is based largely on proposals made by President Obama and is intended to provide a stimulus to the country’s economy in the

The American Recovery and Re-Investment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), enacted on February 17, 2009, made significant changes to federal COBRA, as previously reported on this blog. New Jersey employers with less than twenty (20) employees, who are subject to New Jersey’s mini-COBRA statute (“NJ COBRA”), should also be aware that the ARRA makes significant changes to

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law a $787 billion economic stimulus package entitled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “ARRA”). The ARRA made some significant changes to COBRA. The ARRA provides for a sixty-five percent (65%) government subsidy of COBRA premiums for up to nine months for certain employees (and