ARPA Expands Employment-Related Reimbursements and Extends Unemployment

Earlier this month, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). ARPA extends by another six months, the reimbursement of paid leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021. In addition, along with extending unemployment benefits under the CARES Act, ARPA provides a new benefit by providing reimbursement of 100% of COBRA continuing healthcare premiums for eligible individuals, from April 1 through September 30, 2021.

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