Yes. Federal employees who are eligible for Temporary Continuation of Coverage (“TCC”) receive the same extensions of the 65% continuation health coverage subsidy as do employees in the private sector.
According to the federal employees health benefits blog maintained by Ermer & Brownwell PLLC, the Department of Defense Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (the “DOD Act”), which takes effect on February 17, 2010, lengthens the time period of the premium subsidy for 6 months, so that that subsidy lasts for 15 months rather than 9 months, for federal employees to whom TCC applies.
Also according to the blog maintained by the Ermer law firm, the DOD lengthens the TCC subsidy of continuation health coverage premiums for another two months. Consequently, the subsidy applies for involuntary terminations through February 28, 2010 rather than December 31, 2009.
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