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Ongoing COVID-19 Issues for Health Plans: Coverage Mandates, Deadline Extensions, and Plan Amendments - On-Demand

Ongoing COVID-19 Issues for Health Plans: Coverage Mandates, Deadline Extensions, and Plan Amendments - On-Demand

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Ongoing COVID-19 Issues for Health Plans: Coverage Mandates, Deadline Extensions, and Plan Amendments - On-Demand

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Program Length: 1 hour


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Explore recent changes to health plan legislation & regulatory changes arising from the pandemic and uncover best practices for adjusting your plans through this enlightening webinar.



Throughout 2020 and 2021, employers sponsoring health and welfare plans have needed to respond to substantial pile of legislative and regulatory changes arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and new health legislation. To comply with these changes, employers may need to work with their vendors, amend their plans, and take other action.

As we enter 2022, HR professionals must sift through all these changes and adapt their health plan coverage, documents, and communications accordingly. On December 2, expert Rich Glass will walk you through some of the most substantial changes and explain next steps and best practices for adjusting your plans and more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review group health plan terms for COVID-19-related coverage, including testing, treatment, and vaccines
  2. Consider ongoing role of onsite clinics, telehealth, and employee assistance programs
  3. Ensure that cafeteria plan documents reflect federal relief on midyear election
  4. Review administration of delayed COBRA elections, HIPAA special enrollment, and benefit claims

About Your Presenter

Rich GlassRich Glass is group practice leader for Mercer’s Central Market Employee Health & Benefits Regulatory Resources Group (RRG). As an attorney, he consults on issues for clients of all sizes on federal and state laws, including the ACA, Association Health Plans, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, tax issues, and mental health parity.

Glass has more than 29 years of experience in the employee benefits industry and holds a BS degree in Broadcast Journalism from TCU. He holds a JD degree from the University of Houston.

Glass is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).  In the past, he served as sole contributing editor for the Business & Legal Resources Flex Plan Handbook for more than 10 years.

Credit Information

Credits for this program expired on 12/31/21.