The DOL recently published sample COBRA notices to help plans and individuals comply with the notice requirements set forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
The DOL explains:
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5). ARRA includes a requirement that the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary), in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Health and Human Services, develop model notices. These models are for use by group health plans and other entities that, pursuant to ARRA, must provide notices of the availability of premium reductions and additional election periods for health care continuation coverage. This document announces the availability of the model health care continuation coverage notices required by ARRA.
The notices can be found at the Department of Labor’s website here.