President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (DOD Act) December 19, 2009, which includes provisions that immediately extend the COBRA subsidy enacted in February 2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ARRA’s COBRA subsidy provided for temporary COBRA and state law health continuation coverage premium assistance, for a period of up to nine months, for individuals who are involuntarily terminated from employment and become eligible for COBRA during the period from September 1, 2008, through December 31, 2009.

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Source: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Alert
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