Can I Enroll in Subsidized COBRA for April?

March 30, 2021 9:30 PM

While the American Rescue Plan provides free COBRA for eligible laid off employees in April 2021, we do not know yet how you can sign up. With April 1st just days away, our Union is still waiting for the federal government to release the rules for how subsidized COBRA will work under the American Rescue Plan and how to enroll. We anticipate the government will release the final rules around this new benefit in mid-April.

A few weeks ago, as part of the relief bill, the federal government agreed to pay 100% of the cost of COBRA for many laid off workers from April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. However, there are still many details of the free COBRA coverage that need to be worked out and until then, we have no way to enroll members in subsidized COBRA.

As soon as we know more, we will update you on who’s eligible, how to enroll, and how to return to using our Union’s health centers. To stay informed, click here to make sure you are signed up for text and email alerts. Until then, please DO NOT contact the Benefit Funds or visit the Funds’ office to inquire about subsidized COBRA.