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  • iMail , News June 1, 2010

    Jobless Benefits Set to Expire June 2

    Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans will begin to run out tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Last week, the House voted, 215 to 204, to extend unemployment benefits through November, but the measure failed to draw enough support in the Senate before the start of the week-long Memorial Day recess. Jobless workers receiving reduced COBRA

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  • iMail , News April 13, 2010

    Act Now to Extend Lifesaving COBRA Benefits

    When passing the health care reform bill, Congress failed to include a measure extending overall COBRAbenefits until 2014, when many of the new state-run health care exchanges would be in place. Current benefits are only available for a maximum of 18 months – not nearly enough time in a recession rife with long-term unemployment. In

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  • iMail , News March 25, 2010

    Act Now to Preserve COBRA Subsidy

    Efforts are under way in Congress to do away with the temporary extensions on legislation that allows laid-off workers to receive help with COBRA health care premiums. The Senate passed a bill to extend the 65 percent subsidy through the end of 2010. The measure is now under debate in the House. Without the subsidy,

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  • iMail , News March 2, 2010

    Sign the Bunning Petition: Throw The Bum Out!

    On the floor of the U.S. Senate, Kentucky GOP Senator Jim Bunning declared aloud it was “tough sh*t” if Senators disagreed with his efforts to block an extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Americans. Help make certain Jim Bunning hears the boos and hisses he deserves. Don’t stand by while Bunning throws away the chance

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  • iMail , News February 18, 2010

    Take Action for COBRA Subsidy Extension

    A last-minute provision put in place by Congress which allows jobless workers to receive up to 15 months of help with COBRA payments is set to expire. After February 28, 2010, anyone who loses their job will not only be out of work, but possibly out of health coverage. Without the 65 percent COBRA subsidy

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