States Act to Help People Laid Off from Small Firms: More Needs to Be Done
Publication Date: April 2009
Publisher(s): Families USA
Keywords: small businesses; COBRA; unemployed; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Coverage: United States
This report discusses how, in response to pressure from advocates, some states are taking steps toward passing "mini-COBRA" laws to help laid off workers from small firms get the federal subsidy guaranteed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).