Editor: Jessica Webb-Ayer

COBRA Credit Expansion Enacted As Part of Department of Defense Appropriations Act

By John R. Hickman, Ashley Gillihan, Johann Lee, and Carolyn E. Smith
Alston & Bird, LLP

On December 19, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an expansion of the COBRA premium subsidy originally adopted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law. The expansion was part of H.R. 3326 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (Act), and the text of the provision can be found as Section 1010 of the Act, which begins on page 64. You can find a copy of the Act at www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3326