July 1st, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
Benefits Alert 2013-05
Trish Neely, CFCI
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is gone; same-sex marriage is now legal – it’s that simple right?
My benefit plan already extends coverage to domestic partners – this really does not impact us.
We live in Florida so it does not matter what the Supreme Court believes, our state does not recognize same-sex marriage; am I right? Probably not.
October 31st, 2011 § Comments Off § permalink
Some involuntarily terminated workers may still be eligible to receive a COBRA subsidy even though the subsidy granted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is not available to most workers beyond the August 31, 2011, sunset date. An example, according to a Department of Labor (DOL) Frequently Asked Question (FAQ), would be where COBRA coverage was postponed to a later date.
January 27th, 2011 § Comments Off § permalink
As time ran out for the 2010 legislative sessions, no further extensions were added to the ARRA subsidy and now those receiving the first wave of eligibility will soon be faced with the expiration of the subsidy benefit and the increase to full COBRA premiums for continuing their health insurance.
The early months of 2010 played out like a roller-coaster ride for the COBRA subsidy. You may recall that President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This stimulus bill included a nine-month, 65% COBRA premium subsidy for employees that had lost their job due to involuntary termination of employment.