Department of Labor Publishes Model Notices for American Rescue Plan Act’s COBRA Subsidy

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides for a temporary 100 percent COBRA subsidy for eligible individuals whose qualifying event was an involuntary termination of employment or reduction in hours. On April 7, 2021, the Department of Labor issued the model forms that will be used to notify individuals of the COBRA subsidy and provide information about their rights under the ARP.

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Includes a Full COBRA Health Insurance Subsidy

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP),  signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes a temporary 100 percent COBRA subsidy for individuals whose qualifying event was an involuntary termination of employment or reduction in hours. The COBRA subsidy goes into effect on April 1, 2021, and will apply to employers that sponsor both fully insured and self-insured coverage for their employees. This Alert outlines the COBRA subsidy rules and implementation steps for employers.

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New Benefits Regulation in Response to COVID-19 Extends Timelines, Including Those Applicable to COBRA

On April 29, 2020, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury together issued a joint final regulation extending certain time frames under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code for group health plans, disability and other welfare plans, pension plans, and benefits and beneficiaries of these plans during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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