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Complicated Issues Under the COBRA Subsidy Rules | Webinar

Tuesday, June 08, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Strategic Services Group invites you to join this 60-minute webinar intended to help provide guidance on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued IRS Notice 2021-31 in the form of FAQs, which provides extensive guidance on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). Previously, the Department of Labor, in consultation with the Department of Treasury and the IRS, issued FAQs written for the benefit of participants and beneficiaries regarding the temporary 100% COBRA subsidy mandated by the ARP. The much-needed agency guidance has been welcomed, but unresolved issues remain.

Webinar discussion will include:

  • The COBRA subsidy eligibility requirements.
  • The meaning of Involuntary termination and reduction in hours, which are alternate preconditions for COBRA subsidy eligibility.
  • The application of the extended eligibility period to state continuation coverage.
  • The interaction between COBRA eligibility and ACA stability periods.
  • The health and welfare benefits to which the subsidy applies.
  • COBRA extensions under the emergency relief guidance.

Register here for the webinar. 

This webinar has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management to qualify for 1 recertification credit hour.

This webinar has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management to qualify for 1 recertification credit hour.