Frequently Asked Questions

What types of notifications are required for the COBRA subsidy?

  • 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 OR give notice of eligibility for other coverage.
  • Model Notice in Connection with Extended Election Period
    • For use by group health plans for qualified beneficiaries currently enrolled in COBRA
      continuation coverage, due to a reduction in hours or involuntary termination
      (Assistance Eligible Individuals), as well as those who would currently be Assistance
      Eligible Individuals if they had elected and/or maintained COBRA continuation coverage
  • Model Notice of Expiration of Premium Assistance
    • For use by group health plans to Assistance Eligible Individuals
      15-45 days before their premium assistance expires

Model notices were published on April 7, 2021 and are available of the Department of Labor website at:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/premium-subsidy

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