March 31, 2020
On March 13, 2020, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Health (the “Departments”) issued a Memorandum to Health Insurance Carriers Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to address the pandemic. Noting the importance of health plans related to the public health emergency, the Departments' requested that health carriers (in the fully-insured market):
Employers should be aware of these developments. While the above relates to fully insured plans, the Departments strongly encourage self-insured plans to follow the same guidance as outlined in the memorandum.
Memorandum to Health Insurance Carriers Related to COVID-19 »