For discussions on the fundamentals and other aspects of the COBRA subsidy rules under ARRA, please see the alerts posted below.

March 18, 2010 
Department of Labor Issues New Model COBRA Notices

March 4, 2010
Employers Must Account for Extension of COBRA Subsidy and Unemployment Benefit Rules

January 14, 2010 
Department of Labor Issues Model COBRA Notices

December 21, 2009
COBRA Subsidy Extended

June 5, 2009
More Guidance Issued on COBRA Subsidy Rules

April 2, 2009
IRS Clarifies COBRA Subsidy Rules

March 20, 2009
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Model Notices on the COBRA Premium Subsidy

February 17, 2009
Stimulus Package Modifies COBRA, HIPAA, and Other Welfare Benefit Provisions


Our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group can assist employers and plan administrators in regard to the COBRA subsidy rules introduced by ARRA. For more information on these changes, please contact Edward I. Leeds (leeds@ballardspahr.com or 215.864.8419) or any member of Ballard Spahr's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.