DOL RELEASES NEWS RELEASE ON COBRA

DOL Secretary Hilda Solis has issued a news release on a COBRA subsidy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ARRA provides a 65 percent tax subsidy for the cost of health benefits for the unemployed for up to nine months, subject to the program’s eligibility requirements. The information is intended to help the public understand how the program works and how they can qualify for the premium subsidy for continuation of health coverage under private, state and federal programs.

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