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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Roland Burris

Sponsor. Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2009
Length: 3 pages

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.


Jul 21, 2009

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S. 1488 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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