The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides a 100% federal subsidy for COBRA premiums from April 1 through September 30, 2021, for certain “assistance-eligible individuals” (AEIs). The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today issued Frequently Asked Questions under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and revised COBRA model notices. Plan administrators can use these model notices to notify plan participants and beneficiaries of their rights under COBRA and qualified beneficiaries of their rights to elect COBRA.