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TOOL Resources for Keeping Up With COBRA Changes

March 12, 2009
Related Topics: Downsizing, Benefit Design and Communication, Health and Wellness, Tools, Compensation
Most employers offering health care to workers in the U.S. are now required to comply with the COBRA provisions of the $787 billion stimulus package signed in February by President Barack Obama. The deadline for compliance was March 1 for many employers. While the mechanics of the law may have been presented as being straightforward, the short time frame for implementation means employers are scrambling to catch up, even as the departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services provide compliance guidelines.

Here are some resources to help your organization keep up with these new regulations:

Workforce Management and sister-publication stories

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Internal Revenue Service resources

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New IRS Form 941 instructions

Department of Labor resources

COBRA assistance under ARRA

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COBRA continuation health coverage FAQs for employees

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COBRA model notices

Mercer Health and Benefits Update

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Law firms’ updates and advisories

Troutman Sanders Advisory: Stimulus Bill Provides Government Subsidy for COBRA Premiums, Part 1

Troutman Sanders Advisory: Stimulus Bill Provides Government Subsidy for COBRA Premiums, Part 2

Jackson Lewis Legal Update

Littler Mendelson ASAP: Stimulus Package: An In-Depth Look at the New COBRA Subsidy in the ARRA

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Epstein Becker Green Update

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