Effects of Health Care Reform Legislation on Benefits Plans By Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley 10/1/2012 In 2010, health care reform became a reality with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. To help you understand the impact on your benefits plans, the experts at Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley offer a Healthcare Reform and COBRA FAQ two-page newsletter which clarifies the following important issues: * Extension of the COBRA premium reduction (subsidy) * Extension of COBRA eligibility beyond 18 months * Did the health care reform legislation eliminate COBRA? * How does new legislation affect coverage under my group health plan? To view the Newsletter, click here. To learn more, contact Nikki Strickler at email@example.com or Meagan Krause Kohut at firstname.lastname@example.org.