COBRA Subsidies Under the American Rescue Plan
Learn the new rules applicable to subsidized COBRA benefits under the just enacted American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021.
The topic will explain who is eligible for the subsidized benefits and how employers can obtain the subsidy. The material will also discuss the latest Department of Labor guidance on the suspension of COBRA and other deadlines. The subsidized COBRA rules were effective April 1, 2021, so employers have very little time to comply with the new law.
• You will be able to describe what happens when the COBRA subsidy expires.
• You will be able to identify who is eligible for 100% subsidized COBRA under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
• You will be able to recognize how employers obtain the COBRA subsidy.
• You will be able to discuss what notices need to be provided to eligible participants.