States Act to Help People Laid Off from Small Firms: More Needs to Be Done

Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Claire McAndrew; Cheryl Fish-Parcham

Research Area: Health

Keywords: small businesses; COBRA; unemployed; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Type: Report

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).