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Friday Filmstrips: COBRA explained

With so many people unemployed because of the state of the American economy, COBRA is an oft-heard term. But what are COBRA benefits, and how do they work? This week’s Friday Filmstrip from StaySmart/StayHealthy, via YouTube, explains it:

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Discount Health Cards: What You Should Know

If you watch enough afternoon or late-night television, you’ll eventually see ads for discount health cards. While these may seem tempting, especially if you’re waiting for state insurance exchanges to take effect, or you lost your insurance benefits because you lost a job and COBRA benefits have either not yet begun, or already ended, please […]

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Flood Insurance, other Programs, Not Extended by US Senate

Last week, the United States Senate failed to vote on several bills meant to extend federal programs including unemployment, COBRA, flood insurance, and transportation project funding, before their expiration dates on Sunday, February 28th. Why? Because one senator, Jim Bunning (R-KY) has concerns enough about how to pay for such programs, that he’s blocked final […]

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COBRA Subsidy Extension Continues

If you’re currently using the existence of COBRA health insurance law to maintain insurance coverage after you’ve been laid off or fired, you’ll be glad to know that Congress ended weeks of uncertainty in late December, giving final approval to President Obama to sign into law a Department of Defense bill that included provisions to […]

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