Resource Toolkit: COBRA Premium Assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act

calendar January 1, 1970

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31, a guidance document on the American Rescue Plan Act subsidy for continuation health coverage under COBRA. Set out below are links prepared by the Department of Labor (DOL). 

COBRA Premium Assistance

COBRA Premium Subsidy Webpage

https://www.dol.gov/COBRA-subsidy

 

COBRA Premium Assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 FAQs

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/EBSA/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/cobra-premium-assistance-under-arp.pdf

 

Model General Notice and COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/premium-subsidy/model-general-and-election-notice.docx

 

Model Notice in Connection with Extended Election Period

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/premium-subsidy/model-extended-election-periods-notice.docx

 

Model Alternative Notice

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/premium-subsidy/model-alternative-election-notice.docx

 

Model Notice of Expiration of Premium Assistance

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/premium-subsidy/notice-of-premium-assistance-expiration-premium.docx

 

Summary of COBRA Premium Assistance Provisions under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/premium-subsidy/summary-of-provisions.docx

 

General COBRA

An Employer’s Guide to Health Continuation Coverage Under COBRA

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/EBSA/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/publications/an-employers-guide-to-group-health-continuation-coverage-under-cobra.pdf

 

General COBRA FAQs for Employers

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/EBSA/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/cobra-continuation-health-coverage-for-employers.pdf

 

Technical Release 2013-02

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/employers-and-advisers/guidance/technical-releases/13-02

 

COBRA FAQs

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/EBSA/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/cobra-model-notices.pdf

 

COBRA Model General Notice

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/EBSA/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/model-general-notice.docx

 

COBRA Model Election Notice

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/EBSA/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/model-election-notice.docx

 

Employee Benefits Security Administration

EBSA Response to COVID-19

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/coronavirus

 

 

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