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COBRA Subsidies under the 2021 ARPA and Related Issues

COBRA SUBSIDIES UNDER THE 2021 ARPA AND RELATED ISSUES

Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateApril 7, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Learn the new rules applicable to subsidized COBRA benefits under the just-enacted American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The course will explain who is eligible for the subsidized benefits and how employers can obtain the subsidy. The course will also review the latest Department of Labor guidance on the suspension of COBRA and other deadlines.

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify who is eligible for 100% subsidized COBRA under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • Identify notices that need to be provided to eligible participants

  • Recognize how employers obtain the COBRA subsidy

  • Determine how long the COBRA subsidy will last

  • Describe what happens when the COBRA subsidy expires

  • List the current deadlines for electing COBRA and exercising other rights under benefit plans

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Robert J. Lowe is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, where he heads the employee benefits and executive compensation practice. His practice includes all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans; multiemployer pension and health plans; benefit plan issues in mergers and acquisitions; benefit plan investments in venture capital and real estate; equity incentive and nonqualified deferred compensation plans; group health plans including cafeteria plans and COBRA; benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements for employees of tax-exempt entities; income and estate tax planning for receipt of large distributions from retirement plans; and negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements.
Bob received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Bob has written many articles and frequently speaks on employee benefits issues.

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