Now that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is ending on May 11, employers are seeking clarification on what the announcement means in terms of health care coverage for their employees.
Last month the U.S Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury issued this FAQ guidance on COVID-19 diagnostic testing, vaccines coverage, and the extended deadlines for COBRA, special enrollments and group health plan claims and appeals. Here is a helpful article from the Society of Human Resource Management on how employers should prepare for the changes to their health and benefits plans.
And the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network recently hosted a virtual town hall to discuss the implications of the PHE ending. Read about the event's key takeaways at this link.