Employee Benefits Update - April 2010
New Premium Assistance Notice Requirement for Group Health Plans


As described more extensively in our March 2009 issue of Employee Benefits Update, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 ("CHIPRA") allows states to offer premium assistance subsidies to pay for coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan for low-income children and their parents. States may either reimburse employees the amount paid for employer group health coverage or pay employers directly.

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