Friday, April 10, 2009

Model COBRA notices

Thanks to Jackson Lewis for its DOL Issues Model COBRA Subsidy Notices and Forms and the links to the model notice:

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) today posted on its website model notices and application forms to be used by employer-sponsored health plans and individuals electing COBRA in connection with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) COBRA premium subsidy. The ARRA requires that group health plans notify certain current and former plan participants about the COBRA premium subsidy. (For more information about the ARRA subsidy and group health plan compliance requirements, see our article, COBRA Premiums Subsidized Under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).