Don't let five-letter COBRA become a four-letter word

Analyzing employers' new responsibilities under COBRA subsidy

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By Frank Palmieri
April 5, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus package, created a significant amount of work for employee benefits professionals with its recent COBRA changes. ARRA creates a federal 65% subsidy for COBRA insurance for individuals who involuntarily lost or will lose their jobs between Sept. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2009.

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