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If You Lost Your Job, You May be Newly Eligible for a Lower Cost Health Plan

This blog describes how the American Rescue Plan Act expanded access to affordable health insurance coverage in a variety of ways. Starting July 1, consumers who faced a job loss this year can return to their marketplace application and find themselves eligible for health plans with a $0 premium and lower out of pocket costs for the remainder of 2021. This blog post provides an overview of this new provision, the timeline of implementation, and outlines how to access these new benefits.