First Round of Early Retiree Funds Approved

August 31, 2010

HHS has announced that about 2000 companies, unions, and government entities have been approved to receive a portion of the $5 billion early retiree reinsurance fund created by the health care reform bill. According to the announcement, HHS “has received applications from more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies, all major unions, and government entities in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.”  HHS continues to review applications and will announce more grants as they are approved. You can use an interactive map on the page linked to in this post to see a list of the organizations that have been approved for funding in each state.

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