Americans who lost a job in the last 18 months are able to stay on or join their former employer’s healthcare plan for free through Sept. 30. That provision of the American Rescue Plan Act went into effect April 1.
More than 2 million people could benefit, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The way it works is through the federally administered program known as COBRA. If you work at a company with more than 20 employees and lose your job, you can remain on your employer-sponsored health insurance plan for 18 months through COBRA.
But under normal circumstances,