The DOL has posted on its website an updated model COBRA Election Notice that reflects the longer ARRA subsidy period (of 15 months) and the extended eligibility period (to February 28, 2010), in accordance with the amendments made to ARRA by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. (For a discussion of those amendments, see our December 22, 2009 Client Alert.) In addition, the DOL website includes a "Premium Assistance Extension Notice" that must be sent to certain categories of individuals, as well as an updated "Alternative Notice" (for use in connection with state-mandated continuation coverage).