The American Rescue Plan (ARP) offers enhanced health insurance premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions for people receiving unemployment compensation (UC) benefits in 2021. The enhanced subsidies are accessible on HealthCare.gov as of July 1, 2021. This Issue Brief examines the UC premium tax credit and cost-sharing reduction provisions under the ARP, describes the populations likely to benefit from these new temporary provisions, and provides illustrative examples to highlight the possible household impacts of these provisions.
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