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New law allows ‘second chance’ to keep health insurance

People who were laid off between September 2008 and February 2009 qualify for a federal subsidy that will pay 65 percent of Colorado state continuation of health insurance premiums. Gov. Bill Ritter signed a bill June 1 that makes sure employees have a “second chance” to keep insurance benefits through the federal program. In Colorado, employees who leave… Continue Reading New law allows ‘second chance’ to keep health insurance

IRS posts site for COBRA questions

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The Internal Revenue Service has a Web site for employers to claim credit for the COBRA medical premiums they pay for their former employees. The information, available at IRS.gov, includes an extensive set of questions and answers about the requirements set forth as part of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The site… Continue Reading IRS posts site for COBRA questions

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