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Ep 90: Deadline Extensions, Proclamations on National Emergencies, and a State Compliance Blitz


In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley address some confusion on recent HHS announcements extending their emergency declarations. Chase begins by describing two pandemic-related requirements — one relating to FFCRA/CARES Act COVID-19 testing/diagnosis, and one relating to the deadline extensions for COBRA notices and premium payments, HIPAA special enrollment windows, and claims appeals. Chase and Suzanne describe the differences in the HHS and White house declarations of national emergencies, which drive the effective time periods for the requirements themselves. Suzanne finishes with lightning-round questioning of state developments, as Chase describes recent developments in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York and Washington.