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Health Care Insurance Update: Changes to COBRA in 2010

Part of last year’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, aka the stimulus bill) included a federal COBRA premium subsidy for folks who lost their jobs between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. Under its provisions, the federal government w

Low Cost Health Insurance - Part I: COBRA Bites

Your employer is required by law to give you a COBRA insurance election notice within 14 days after “the plan administration receive notice that a qualifying event has occurred.” You have 60 days to decide whether to go with COBRA insurance. If you do, yo