On March 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor issued four new model COBRA notices for use under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  ARRA authorized a 65 percent government subsidy for continuing COBRA health care coverage for employees laid off between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2010. Additionally, the Department issued answers to 25 frequently asked questions regarding the premium reductions under ARRA.