Impacts of COVID-related legislation on employer health plans

Since last week’s video alert for employers, “Practical workplace implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” yet another COVID-related law was passed in Congress and signed by President Trump. Referred to as “Phase 3” of Congress’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is intended to provide $2 trillion in relief to individuals and businesses that are impacted by the coronavirus public health emergency.

In this latest video alert, McAfee & Taft employee benefits lawyers Richard Nix, Brandon Long and John Papahronis discuss this new CARES Act as well as the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and their provisions and requirements for employer-sponsored health and wellness plans. In a companion video alert, we discuss the CARES Act’s provisions and requirements for employer-sponsored retirement plans

This video was recorded March 29, 2020.
NOTE: This alert is not eligible for continuing education credit (e.g. HRCI, SHRM or CLE).

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