S. 1488 (111th): COBRA Coverage Extension Act of 2009


Jul 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Roland Burris

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2009
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to extend temporarily the 18-month period of continuation coverage under group health plans required under COBRA continuation coverage provisions so as to provide for a total period of continuation coverage of up to 24 months.

Summary (CRS)

7/21/2009--Introduced.COBRA Coverage Extension Act of 2009 - Extends COBRA coverage (health insurance continuation benefits) that would currently end before the 12-month period following enactment of this Act because of the ... Read more >

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Jul 21, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1488”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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H.R. 694 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 2009

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