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Mini-COBRA Coverage; 2010-09

[40 Pa.B. 4727]
[Saturday, August 14, 2010]

 This notice is issued to advise all entities subject to section 635.4 and section 635.5 of the act of May 17, 1921 (P. L. 682, No. 284), known as the Insurance Company Law of 1921, added by sections 5 and 6 of Act 51 of 2010 (Act 51 or the Act) (40 P. S. § 764j) that a Federal premium assistance program is in existence for persons who had a qualifying event prior to May 31, 2010, that entitles those persons to Mini-COBRA coverage for a total of 15 months. In addition, those persons whose Mini-COBRA coverage was set to terminate prior to July 9, 2010, have the right to reinstate Mini-COBRA coverage for an additional 6 months of coverage beginning July 9, 2010. As set forth in the frequently asked questions on the Insurance Department's web site at www.insurance.pa.gov and the pre-June 1, 2010, model notice referenced therein, questions concerning the Federal premium assistance program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P. L. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115) and its successor laws may be directed to the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at http://www.continuationcoverage.net/.

 Questions regarding this notice may be addressed to the Bureau of Consumer Services, Room 1209, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, ra-in-consumer@state.pa.us, or the toll-free automated hotline at (877) 881-6388.

JOEL SCOTT ARIO, 
Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1504. Filed for public inspection August 13, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]



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