Last month, we provided information on the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), which went into effect April 1, 2021. Since then, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued guidance and model notices on ARPA’s COBRA subsidy. The DOL’s resources can be found here:
FAQs About COBRA Premium Assistance Under the ARPA
FAQs on COBRA Continuation Health Coverage for Employers and Advisors
FAQs on COBRA Continuation Health Coverage for Workers
Model ARP General Notice and COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Notice in Connection with Extended Election Periods
Model Alternative Notice of ARP Continuation Coverage Election Notice
Notice of Expiration of Period Premium Assistance
Summary of the COBRA Premium Assistance Provisions Under the ARPA
Retirement and Health Care Coverage Q & A for Dislocated Workers
An Employee’s Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA
An Employer’s Guide to Group Health Continuation Coverage Under COBRA
U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources Fact Sheet for the ARPA
Protecting Retirement and Health Benefits after Job Loss
For more information about this issue and other employment concerns, contact Melissa Calhoon Jones, Kerianne P. Kemmerzell, or any member of the employment law group.
This has been prepared by Tydings for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.