Employee Benefits-CMS Makes Available Application To Review Denials of COBRA Subsidy

Further to my entry of May 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has now made available its application to request a review of a denial of the new COBRA subsidy. This application is to be used by any individual who qualifies for the subsidy (that is, an individual who became eligible for COBRA coverage (including state law “mini-COBRA” coverage) due to an involuntary termination of employment (other than for gross misconduct) occurring from September 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009 ), and who was covered under the group health plan of a federal, state or local government, or under an insured arrangement which is subject to state law “mini-COBRA”. The application may be found here.