Compliance Corner


Podcast Episode 126: Post-Dobbs Executive Orders, HHS Guidance and State Developments

July 19, 2022

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.

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