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Podcast Episode 41: Electronic Delivery of Health Plan Notices and Disclosures: What’s Allowed?


In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon discuss different delivery methods available to employers when distributing health plan notices and disclosures to employees. The two address hand delivery, delivery by mail, email and intranet delivery, and building the notices into online enrollment systems. Chase outlines which notices are best suited for electronic delivery, and how electronic delivery requires special accommodations for some populations of employees—those who may not have phone or email access as a big part of their job. Suzanne and Chase then discuss a recent White House executive order that could impact the DOL as it formulates electronic disclosure rules, as well as industry groups that may be opposed to an all-electronic disclosure regime. They close with an overview of what it all means for employers.

Every other week, 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 every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.

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