Webinar: Complicated Issues Under the COBRA Subsidy Rules

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, May 25, 2021 @ 09:05 AM


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued IRS Notice 2021-31 in the form of FAQs, which provides extensive guidance on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

Previously, the Department of Labor, in consultation with the Department of Treasury and the IRS, issued FAQs written for the benefit of participants and beneficiaries regarding the temporary 100% COBRA subsidy mandated by the ARP. The much-needed agency guidance has been welcomed, but unresolved issues remain.

This webinar will focus on the agency guidance in addressing:

  • The COBRA subsidy eligibility requirements.
  • The meaning of Involuntary termination and reduction in hours, which are alternate preconditions for COBRA subsidy eligibility.
  • The application of the extended eligibility period to state continuation coverage.
  • The interaction between COBRA eligibility and ACA stability periods.
  • The health and welfare benefits to which the subsidy applies.
  • COBRA extensions under the emergency relief guidance.

This 60-minute webinar will provide guidance on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The presentation will be posted on the UBA website the afternoon before the webinar.

Register here.

This webinar event has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management to qualify for 1 re-certification credit hour.


Lorie Maring is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the Employee Benefits Practice Group. She has extensive experience in all areas of employee benefits, including health and welfare programs, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation. She routinely advises employers, including non-profit and government employers, trade associations and employee benefit insurance and risk management consultants on the complex compliance and day-to-day issues arising under ERISA and other state and federal laws governing employee benefit plans and programs.

Registering for the Webinar

Since this program is conducted in partnership with a leading national firm, you will note there is a charge for attendance.  So, two options: you may RSVP directly to us and watch from our offices at no charge. Or, to view at your location, use our Priority Code: UBA613 for discounted access.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, COVID-19