COBRA provision in stimulus package
Anyone know enough about this provision to offer an opinion or direct me to a resource on the following?
1. We are a project-based nonprofit, and in our business staff leave if they run out of funding. Either the project ends, or their role on a project ends, and if they are not picked up by another project their employment is terminated. Sounds like a layoff to me, is it for the purposes of the new provision?
2. What about people who remain employed at our company but reduce their time, due to lack of work, below the threshold for eligibility for the health plan? Below 50% of full time, they have to elect COBRA if they want to remain on our plans. Are they considered laid off for the purposes of the new provision?