From the KS Health and Welfare Team:
On February 25, the House approved a bill that would extend unemployment benefits, the COBRA subsidy and certain other expiring programs. This bill extends the COBRA subsidy by one month – until March 31, 2010. It also makes other changes to the operation of the COBRA subsidy program, including changes with respect to employees who incur a reduction in hours. As of this morning, the Senate has not yet passed the bill, and it is currently being held in limbo due to budgetary discussions between Republicans and Democrats on how to pay for the cost of all the extensions.
We will keep you updated as the events of this week unfold. If you have any questions, please let us know.