Health Plans
e-Newsletter
Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Stimulus' extension of COBRA benefits starts

Philadelphia Inquirer, April 17, 2009

Workers who have been laid off since Sept. 1 will begin receiving letters from their former employers telling them how to get health insurance for less money. Under this year's federal economic-stimulus law, employers must notify laid-off employees that they can buy COBRA insurance with a 65% subsidy for nine months.