The New COBRA Subsidy: An Update for Employers


The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group at Bingham McCutchen LLP put together a nice summary of the steps employers need to take in light of the changes to COBRA under the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. They dive into many of the details of who is eligible for the subsidy and how the reimbursement process works.

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In the interest of full disclosure, I am related to one of the authors of the Bingham legal alert.

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2 Responses to The New COBRA Subsidy: An Update for Employers

  1. Barbara April 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    This is not a reply, but a Question: Do the model notices under the DOL for Cobra require any modification for California employers?


    • Doug Cornelius April 7, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

      Barbara –

      It is my understanding that COBRA is nationwide, but not applicable to all companies. Some states have filled in that gap with mini-COBRAs that follow the federal statute but address a broader range of companies.

      But don’t take my word for it! Please consult with a lawyer or your provider.