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3.09.10 - On March 2, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Temporary Extension Act of 2010.  The Act implements
extensions for several government programs, including the COBRA subsidy and unemployment benefits.  Important provisions under
the Act regarding COBRA, include the following:

1. Eligibility period for the 15-month 65 percent premium subsidy has been extended to March 31, 2010, for those individuals who
have been involuntarily terminated.

2. Individuals who lost group insurance coverage due to a reduction in hours and then were later terminated (after passage of bill) are
eligible for the COBRA premium subsidy.

3.19.10 - On March 18, 2010, Governor Daniels signed into law HEA 1065 - the "guns at work" bill.  The law will take effect July 1,
2010, and will allow employees to store guns within their vehicles on company property.  The guns must be stored “out of sight in a
locked vehicle, trunk, or glove box.”  The law will not apply to employees employed by certain organizations, including: schools,
universities, prisons, child care centers, domestic violence shelters, investor-owned utilities, and some U.S. Departments/ facilities.

3.24.10 - The DOL has created COBRA Model Notices to satisfy requirements under the newly passed Temporary Extension Act of
2010 (TEA) – which extends COBRA subsidy and unemployment benefits to those employees who qualify.

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