The Biden Administration has announced its plan to end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023. Employer-sponsored health plans have been required to comply with certain coverage requirements during the COVID-19 emergency periods, including the following:
Quick Facts: Supreme Court Stays OSHA ETS Vaccination and Testing Mandate for Large Employers, Reinstates Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
On January 10, 2022, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Plans and insurance issuers are permitted to implement
To protect employees, customers and communities from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) launched a State Emphasis Program (SEP). This new initiative is aimed at helping businesses educate employees and customers on best practices
Quick Facts: On May 12, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Notices 2020-29 and 2020-33, collectively providing guidance related to cafeteria plan elections, health flexible spending accounts (“Health FSAs”), and dependent care assistance programs (“DCAPs”).
Quick Facts: The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Treasury (IRS) jointly issued a final rule extending several specific notice time frames applicable under HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA. The rule also extends the time frames for COBRA elections,
Download the Return to Work Roadmap:COVID-19 pdf Employers face unprecedented new challenges and considerations in returning to work while COVID-19 remains a health threat. Below is a compilation of guidance from multiple resources directing employers how to safely open the work place back up while keeping
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides assistance for individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the CARES Act covers changes to FSA and HSA usage:
There is a common misconception that there is no downside for reporting a circumstance which might become a future claim for D&O, E&O, Employment Practices, Fiduciary and Cyber liability policies. However, coverage issues could arise from doing so.
Due to shelter-in-place orders related to COVID-19, auto insurers expect a decrease in drivers on the road, fewer miles driven, fewer accidents, and fewer claims. As a result, many are offering premium relief to their personal auto insurance customers.