The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has released revised model notices and forms that plan administrators may use to alert COBRA qualified beneficiaries (and those entitled to state continuation coverage) to changes made last month to the COBRA premium subsidy that was enacted in February 2009. In general, the COBRA premium subsidy eligibility period was extended by two months (from December 31, 2009, to February 28, 2010), and the maximum subsidy period was increased by an additional six months (from nine months to 15 months).

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Source: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Alert
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