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Employers Must Provide COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act
Employers Must Provide COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act

Beginning April 1, 2021, the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA” or the “Act”) will require covered employers to pay state or federal health insurance continuation expenses (referred to as “COBRA”) for eligible separated employees for up to six months. The ...

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