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May 17, 2021

Nineteenth Set of FAQs on the ACA Issued

As previously reported, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”) amends the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (“MHPAEA”) to require group health […]
May 17, 2021
Employers Encouraged to Provide PTO for Vaccinations

Employers Encouraged to Provide PTO for Vaccinations

On April 21, 2021, President Biden issued an announcement to encourage all employers to offer paid time off for employees to schedule vaccinations and recover […]
May 7, 2021
hhs extends public health emergency

HHS Extends Public Health Emergency

The COVID-19 pandemic Public Health Emergency, scheduled to expire on April 21, 2021, was renewed. This will once again extend the period for an additional […]
May 7, 2021
BCBS Antitrust Litigation and tentative settlement

BCBS Antitrust Litigation and Tentative Settlement

Impact on Group Health Plans Antitrust litigation that commenced against the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and member companies in 2012 appears to be coming […]
April 26, 2021
Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Admin Costs

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Admin Costs

Medicare has increased and simplified its payment rate for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to $40 per dose. This change may impact group health plans with respect to their payment rate to providers.
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