DOL Issues Notices and Guidance on ARPA COBRA Premium Subsidy
As we previously explained in prior blogs, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) includes a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for periods of coverage occurring between April 1 and September 30, 2021 for certain eligible individuals. Today, the U. S Department of Labor issued model notices and guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist employers and plan administrators in fulfilling their notice obligations under the law and administering the COBRA subsidy. A link to the DOL notices and guidance is here.