Editor: Jessica Webb-Ayer

President Signs Bill That Modifies COBRA Subsidy Rules: Immediate Action Required

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

On March 2, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (Act). The Act contains several modifications to the COBRA subsidy rules originally included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and later modified by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (Defense Act). The following is a summary of those key modifications.