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March 19, 2009

DOL Publishes Model Notices for COBRA Subsidy

Filed under: COBRA — Tags: , , — Jane @ 2:43 pm

The Department of Labor has just published Model Notices that can be used to help comply with the new COBRA subsidy requirements.  They can be found at:  http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRAmodelnotice.html.    You’ll notice that there are several notices available to be used depending upon the circumstances.  Good luck navigating through them and figuring out what to do.

You’ll remember that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed on February 17th, has increased  employers’ COBRA obligations  significantly.  Additionally, very small employers not subject to the federal law, but who have comparable state “mini-COBRAs,” are also in for some big changes.  The Act of 2009 requires immediate attention by most employers.

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