As the pandemic continues, employers are considering how best to prepare and support their employees from health and safety, educational, and legal perspectives whether they have been in the workplace throughout the pandemic or will return in the future.
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Vaccine incentives for employees and health plan participants have made headlines recently. Ultimately, most vaccine incentive programs will have to comply with the guidelines created for wellness plans, regardless of whether the incentive is a reward or a surcharge.
For several years, Washington State has had a “Partnership Access Line” (PAL) consisting of four state-organized psychiatric referral programs operated by the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The renewed spread of the COVID-19 virus and increased hospitalization rates in various parts of the country, coupled with lagging vaccination rates, have prompted many employers to consider various ways to encourage employees to receive vaccinations.
An American Psychological Association survey noted that nearly half of Americans (49%) feel uneasy about adjusting to in-person interaction once the pandemic ends.
Employers providing health and welfare benefits subject to ERISA must understand the responsibilities and standards of conduct that come with managing the plan and its assets. Join us as we break down the key administrative challenges and compliance obligations for ERISA fiduciaries.
On August 20, 2021, the DOL, IRS, and HHS (the “agencies”) issued FAQs (available here) addressing a number of the health plan transparency requirements found in the final regulations issued under the ACA last October and in the No
Surprises Act, which was enacted in late December 2020.
As fully remote workforces, hybrid models, and traditional in-office structures continue to evolve, open enrollment, whether done virtually or in person, has endured as an effective way to meet the needs of your workforce.