Employee Benefits Alert: Economic Stimulus Law Expands and Subsidizes COBRA


On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act contains many provisions intended to assist displaced workers, including several provisions expanding the rights of terminated employees to elect continuation of health coverage under COBRA.1

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