The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) has some new rules related to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Any employer that has a health plan subject to COBRA should be aware of these changes. Let’s take a look at the basics of what ARPA will implement.
ARPA provides a full 100% COBRA premium subsidy for anyone who is qualified (more on that in a moment) and eligible for COBRA between April 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021. This means that anyone qualified who is