On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) subsidizes 100% of COBRA premiums, including applicable administrative fees, for eligible individuals from April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. The subsidy applies to federal COBRA as well as to Cal-COBRA.
Assistance eligible individuals may enroll with a lapse in coverage provided they are still within their maximum period for COBRA/Cal-COBRA coverage.
What is Health Net doing?
Health Net mailed ARPA notifications to active and cancelled Cal-COBRA members who are within their 36-month enrollment window. Access sample notifications below: Department of Labor’s ARPA Model Notice.
For more information about ARPA:
• Department of Labor ARPA FAQs
• IRS Information about ARPA