The DOL and IRS updated online guidance regarding the COBRA premium subsidy. The COBRA premium subsidy was not extended for new terminations after May 31, 2010, and questions remain for individuals terminated before and after that date. The DOL issued a fact sheet and updated FAQs with guidance following the end of premium subsidy coverage. Both are available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fsExpiringSubsidy.html and http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-cobra-premiumreductionEE.html.

The IRS updated questions and answers regarding extension of the COBRA premium subsidy to individuals terminated on or before May 31, 2010. The IRS guidance addresses the eligibility extensions as well as clarifies previous answers based on changes made to the subsidy program since its inception. The IRS questions are available at http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=205871,00.html.