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COBRA Subsidy Extended Through May 31, 2010

Posted by Marc Smith | Apr 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

In an earlier article posted on this blog, we reported that the COBRA subsidy benefit under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) (which provides a 65% subsidy for COBRA premiums) expired on March 31, 2010.

On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed H.R. 4851 into law extending the subsidy through May 31, 2010.  Congress has now extended the subsidy eligibility period a number of times, and the most recent extension may not be the last.  By virtue of the latest extension, employees who are involuntarily terminated on or before May 31, 2010 may be eligible for the subsidy

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Marc Smith

Marc J. Smith is a Rockville, Maryland employment attorney and a founding member of the law firm formerly known as Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC. In 2018, after 18 years managing Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC's employment counseling and litigation practice, Marc launched his own boutique practice...


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