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Cobra The H.R. 1319 COBRA provision would let workers use COBRA continuation benefits without paying any of the premiums for the coverage. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employers could choose whether or not to use the COBRA benefits subsidy tax credits in the new federal stimulus package, but they probably would use them.

William Sweetnam Jr., legislative and technical director at the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation, gave that assessment in written comments on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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