Legal Anaylsis: Impact of the Stimulus Bill (on Cobra, HIPAA, and more)

Here’s an index of documents recently posted to JD Supra that look at legislative changes brought about by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka Stimulus Bill) and related programs.

Many of the documents deal with changes in healthcare and healthcare coverage (especially related to COBRA and HIPAA) while others touch upon everything from immigration to banking to executive compensation, and beyond. Check back as we update this reading list with new, related documents.


Legal Analysis – the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Implications for Financial InstitutionsLane Powell PC

– Projects Await Stimulus Funds; Tracking FlowDuane Morris LLP

Details on the New Federal Financial Stability Programs: CAP replaces CaPP, Stress Tests and amended TLGPMorrison & Foerster LLP

Besides COBRA: What Does the Stimulus Package Have for EmployersLittler Mendelson

Stimulus Plan Provisions for Favoring U.S. Workers Before Hiring H-1B Foreign Workers: Focus on Financial InstitutionsLane Powell PC – Immigration Law

Employee Benefits Alert: Executive Compensation Significantly Restricted by Economic Stimulus PackageMintz Levin – Employment, Labor & Benefits Section

China Update: First M&A Loan Activity Under New CBRC Guidelines: What Does the Future Hold?Morrison & Foerster LLP

New Federal Programs Support the Banking System – Step One is the Capital Assistance Program and Economic AssessmentsMorrison & Foerster LLP

The Obama Administration: Will “Change” Include a Change in Antitrust Enforcement?Williams Mullen 

Qualified Transportation Benefit IncreasesFord & Harrison LLP

Sweeping New Whistleblower Law May Cover All Employers Who Receive Stimulus Funds Morrison & Foerster LLP



COBRA Changes Effective Immediately/ Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Law AlertWilliams Kastner

–  COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (general highlights of ARRA’s COBRA provisions) … Fenwick & West LLP

COBRA Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009Morrison & Foerster LLP

COBRA Subsidization Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Take Effect March 1, 2009Ober|Kaler 

Stimulus Bill Includes Immediate Changes To COBRA Continuation Coverage RulesAllen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Stimulus Bill Includes Significant COBRA ChangesDuane Morris LLP

Stimulus Package: An In-Depth Look at the New COBRA Subsidy in the ARRALittler Mendelson



Economic Stimulus Act Impacts HIPAA RequirementsFord & Harrison LLP

Stimulus Bill Expands HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to Business Associates: Impact on Group Health Plans, Benefits Brokers/Consultants, and Third-Party AdministratorsMintz Levin – Employment, Labor & Benefits Section



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