The Employee Benefits Security Administration has set up a system that individuals can use to contest COBRA premium subsidy denials.
The system will serve involuntarily terminated workers who are trying to get help with paying for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act group health coverage continuation benefits.
Terminated workers can ask for an EBSA review by submitting an application through the Web, by mail or by fax, officials say.
The new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requires the federal government to reimburse affected employers for 65% of the terminated workers’ COBRA continuation premiums for 9 months.
The eligible terminated workers must pay the other 35% of the benefits continuation premiums.