California Labor &
Employment Law Blog

Jan. 5 2010

Congress Enacts Legislation Extending COBRA Subsidies and Eligibility Period

Topics: Employee Benefits, New Laws & Legislation

President Obama recently signed legislation enacted by Congress to extend the eligibility period for the COBRA subsidy by two months, to February 28, 2010. The legislation also extends the maximum period for receiving the subsidy to 15 months (the maximum was previously 9months). The Department of Labor has issued a new fact sheetregarding COBRA subsidies, which is available here. Additional reference material is available on the Department of Labor website at Employers should review theiremployeenotices and practices for compliance with the new legislationand extended eligibility and coverage periods.

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Robin Largent represents employers, including major food and retail companies, in all types of employment litigation: wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, wage and hour (California Labor Code) and unfair competition. She also regularly counsels and advises California employers on issues of compliance with California and federal employment laws.
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