August 25, 2021
In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley discuss the compliance angle of employer-initiated vaccine mandates and incentives. Chase begins by outlining the ADA and EEOC rules relating to vaccine mandates, while Suzanne jumps in for a discussion on reasonable accommodations for those that have legitimate medical or religious objections to taking the vaccine and the confidentiality and administrative challenges relating to vaccine inquiries. Chase and Suzanne then turn their attention to other alternative strategies, including the pros and cons and compliance challenges relating to plan design exclusions and vaccine incentives. The two close with their thoughts on the huge hurdles surrounding vaccine surcharges or other incentives tied to the group health plan.
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.