September 9, 2021

Reminder: American Rescue Plan COBRA Subsidy Notices

The Department of Labor has created a Model Notice of Expiration of Period of Premium Assistance to help COBRA Administrators prepare for the upcoming American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) COBRA subsidy program expiration date of September 30, 2021. Assistance eligible individuals must receive notice of the subsidies expiration date 15 to 45 days in advance (September 15, 2021). 

Plan Administrators need only fill in the blanks with the appropriate plan information. Use of the Model Notice is not mandatory. However, according to the DOL, use of the Model Notice is considered good faith compliance with the notice of expiration of period of premium assistance required under the ARP.