On March 17, 2010 the Department of Labor issued new model notices (available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRAmodelnotice.html) related to the extension of the COBRA subsidy provided in the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (H.R. 4691). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created the COBRA subsidy program. TEA, enacted on March 2, 2010, extended the COBRA subsidy eligibility period from February 28, 2010 to March 31, 2010. There are five model notices, each designed for a particular group of qualified beneficiaries. Please view the attached memo for further information.