Episode 82: Policy Recommendations to Congress Regarding Employer Sponsored Coverage

June 23, 2020

In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon review policy recommendations to Congress relating to employer sponsored coverage, emphasizing ideas that would help employers get back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suzanne leads off discussing COBRA subsidies for those who lost or will lose employer coverage due to a furlough or layoff. Suzanne and Chase then turn their attention to direct primary care, on-site clinics and telehealth, all of which could use policy changes to help with ease of access and cost. Suzanne then dives into changes to health and dependent care FSAs and surprise medical bills that could be memorialized by Congress. The podcast closes with a discussion on coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment, as well as recent guidance on antibody tests as a requirement for employees to return to work.

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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