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2.17.2009

President Obama Signs Stimulus Bill Expanding Health Care Coverage Continuation Rights For Employees

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President Obama today signed into law the economic stimulus bill, formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “2009 Recovery Act”). The 2009 Recovery Act contains an important expansion of health coverage continuation rights for employees who were or will be involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008, and December 31, 2009. These involuntarily terminated employees qualify for a 65 percent reduction in their continuation health plan premiums. Their covered family members who elect continuation coverage also qualify for the same subsidy. View full article (PDF).