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Washington Labor & Employment Wire » Extended COBRA Continuation Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 3930)

Extended COBRA Continuation Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 3930)

Core Provisions: This legislation would extend for six months the maximum COBRA continuation coverage period for individuals who were involuntarily terminated between April 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. The bill would also amend the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 to extend the eligibility period and maximum assistance period for COBRA premium assistance under the Act. No extended COBRA benefits or extended COBRA premium assistance would extend beyond December 31, 2010.

Status: Rep. Sestak (D-PA) introduced H.R. 3930 on October 26, 2009, and it was referred to the Committees on Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; and Ways and Means.