As Larkin Hoffman reported in January 2010, the 65 percent federal subsidy for COBRA premiums for individuals who have been involuntarily terminated form employment has been extended both in length of subsidy period and the eligibility period. Click here to read our January article on the subject of COBRA subsidy extension.

The Department of Labor has created model notices to help plans and individuals to comply with these new requirements. For copies of the model notices visit: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/cobramodelnotice.html.