There are potential penalties for employers and individuals who are not in compliance with the COBRA subsidy rules. For Employers or Plan Sponsors: Employers who violate COBRA rules (including the requirement to offer a COBRA election and subsidies under the ARPA) could be subject to penalties equal to $100 per qualified beneficiary or $200 per […]
Yes. Until an individual is notified that they are eligible for a COBRA subsidy, active COBRA participants should pay premiums. Active COBRA participants who have paid premiums will either receive a credit against future premium payments or receive a refund if no future premiums are due.
Plan sponsors are responsible for paying premiums to the carrier and will receive a tax credit against their quarterly payroll taxes. The specific process to claim these credits has not yet been released. However, when subsidies were offered under the Affordable Care Act, IRS Form 941 was made available for plan sponsors to claim this […]
If the individual intended to have continuous coverage, they would be responsible for any premiums incurred prior to April 1, 2021. If an individual intends for coverage to begin on April 1, 2021, no premiums will be due.
AEIs will have 60 days from notification to elect coverage under the subsidy. Coverage can be reinstated retroactively to April 1, 2021. AEIs who are not currently enrolled in COBRA will be required to elect coverage through a Second Election Period. All AEIs regardless of their current coverage status will need to formally attest to […]
All Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEIs) will have a second election period in which they can elect coverage under the subsidy even if they did not originally enroll in coverage.
AEIs must be notified no later than May 31, 2021 of their right to coverage and will have 60 days to elect coverage.
Model General Notice and COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice For use by group health plans for qualified beneficiaries who have qualifying events occurring from April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 A summary of the subsidy provisions is to be attached and includes a form for individuals to request to be treated as an AEI […]