Editor: Jessica Webb-Ayer

For Your Benefit

Updated COBRA model notices available on DOL website

As discussed in this issue's cover article, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) recently released updated COBRA model notices that reflect the COBRA subsidy extension that was part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. The new COBRA subsidy legislation extends the original federal COBRA subsidy created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and requires employers to provide notice to certain current and future COBRA beneficiaries that details the premium subsidy extension created by the new legislation.