Details of Federal COBRA Subsidy Still Being Worked Out

March 17, 2021 5:29 PM

Under the American Rescue Plan, the federal government plans to pay 100% of the cost of COBRA for many laid off workers for the next six months, from April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. This means that many of you (and your families) can return to our Union’s health centers soon, for free. It also means that we will be able to reopen the Brooklyn and Harlem health centers, which had to temporarily close in January.

Many members have already reached out, asking how to enroll. Our Benefit Funds are waiting to hear from the federal government. Once we have instructions for how to sign up, we will publish the details on our website and send out a text and email alert.

Until then, please DO NOT contact the Benefit Funds or visit the Funds’ office to inquire about subsidized COBRA. To stay informed, click here to make sure you are signed up for text and email alerts.