Articles by Rod Reasen

Congress Enacts COBRA Subsidy Provisions

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Rod's HeadshotOn Saturday, December 19, the United States Senate approved legislation extending certain provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 related to the COBRA continuation coverage subsidy. This legislation has already been approved by the House of Representatives and is now on its way to the White House for President Obama’s signature.

The new provisions do the following:
• Change the end date of eligibility for the COBRA ARRA subsidy from December 31, 2009 to February 28, 2010 (a two-month extension);
• Expand the ARRA premium subsidy to 15 months (an increase from the nine-month period under the original provisions);
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