Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4691, which extends the ARRA COBRA subsidy through March 31, 2010. Compliance assistance for employers will be available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRA.html once the President signs the bill. We recommend employers become familiar with the most recent notice requirements.
Currently there are efforts in Congress to extend the benefits through June 30, 2010. We will keep you posted.