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Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of August 29, 2011)

COBRA Subsidies End August 31, 2011 - Should You Notify Employees? By Connor A. Sabatino The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created a federal subsidy for COBRA premium payments of eligible individuals who were involuntarily terminated from employment. The subsidy, which reduced premium...

Model COBRA Election Notice Revised to Reflect ACA Provisions

by Sara E. Hauptfuehrer In May 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a guidance and a revised model COBRA election notice in anticipation of the approaching effective date of the insurance exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Specifically, beginning...