Podcast Episode 126: Post-Dobbs Executive Orders, HHS Guidance and State Developments
In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley recap the past few weeks’ guidance relating to Post-Dobbs considerations on employer coverage and reimbursement of abortion-related services. Chase starts by comparing the approaches of two different states – Texas and New Jersey – with respect to the legality of abortion services. New laws and developments in each of those states highlight the challenge of navigating state law for employers. Suzanne and Chase then discuss the directives from the most recent executive order, aimed at protecting abortion access. Chase dives in on two new pieces of HHS guidance relating to abortion coverage. The two close with a discussion on the importance of time and patience and how court decisions will shape the future environment for employers and group health plans.
Periodically, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page for the most up-to-date episode.
August Get Wise Wednesdays – Register Now
Topic: Don’t Let Vendor Solutions Lead to Compliance Problems
Employers have increasing opportunities to engage with vendors who provide specific solutions to improve health conditions. However, these solutions can impose various health and welfare compliance obligations. Join us for a discussion of compliance implications inherent in offering certain programs.
Time: August 17, 2022
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CT (3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET)
This program is pending approval for 1.0 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute website at hrci.org.
Reminder: It’s MLR Rebate Time Again!
The ACA requires insurers to submit an annual report to HHS accounting for plan costs. If the insurer does not meet the medical loss ratio standards, they must provide rebates to policyholders. Rebates must be distributed to employer plan sponsors between August 1, 2022, and September 30, 2022. Employers should keep in mind that if they receive a rebate, there are strict guidelines as to how the rebate may be used or distributed.
For more information, please review our August 16, 2022 FAQ and contact your advisor for a copy of “Medical Loss Ratio Rebates: A Guide for Employers.”