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Overview of Grandfathered Plans

2021-09-02T14:01:37+00:00

Overview of Grandfathered Plans The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains many provisions that affect employer-sponsored health coverage. The extent of the ACA’s impact depends, in part, on whether an employer’s health plan has “grandfathered” status. Grandfathered plans can avoid a number of the ACA’s reforms. A grandfathered plan is a group health plan or health [...]

Overview of Grandfathered Plans2021-09-02T14:01:37+00:00

Return-to-Work Mask Policies

2021-09-02T14:02:51+00:00

With a growing percentage of the U.S. population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many localities and employers have eased mask mandates and policies. However, due to the spread of an emerging variant of coronavirus known as Delta, these policies may still need updating; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now announced updates to [...]

Return-to-Work Mask Policies2021-09-02T14:02:51+00:00

Implementing Delta Variant Prevention Strategies Based on Local Transmission and Vaccination Coverage

2021-09-02T14:03:34+00:00

The widespread availability and administration of COVID-19 vaccines have changed the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States. However, vaccination coverage varies across the United States, and transmission risk remains considerable in areas with low vaccination rates. The emergence of more transmissible variants—including Delta—increases the urgency to expand vaccination coverage and for organizations to [...]

Implementing Delta Variant Prevention Strategies Based on Local Transmission and Vaccination Coverage2021-09-02T14:03:34+00:00

FDA Greenlights Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

2021-09-02T14:04:06+00:00

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third vaccine dose for immunocompromised individuals—roughly 3% of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to diseases and their effects. This latest FDA authorization aims to help protect these individuals from [...]

FDA Greenlights Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised2021-09-02T14:04:06+00:00

HR&P Brief – 08.25.2021

2021-09-02T14:04:36+00:00

CDC Urges COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pregnant Individuals The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently strengthened its recommendation for pregnant individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine as the agency strives to promote greater vaccination rates amid an increase in cases of the Delta variant. This recommendation comes in tandem with new guidance on the [...]

HR&P Brief – 08.25.20212021-09-02T14:04:36+00:00

HR&P Brief – 08.20.2021

2021-09-02T14:05:07+00:00

Biden to Require Nursing Home Staff Vaccinations as Condition for Federal Funding President Joe Biden recently ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to draft new regulations requiring all nursing home staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose federal funding. The policy would withhold Medicare and Medicaid funding to nursing home facilities [...]

HR&P Brief – 08.20.20212021-09-02T14:05:07+00:00

HR&P Brief – 08.18.2021

2021-09-02T14:06:04+00:00

Biden Administration Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for Most Americans On Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, President Joe Biden’s administration recommended that most Americans receive a booster shot eight months after their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine—an effort influenced by the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Booster shots may become available as soon as Sept. 20, [...]

HR&P Brief – 08.18.20212021-09-02T14:06:04+00:00

What the Delta Variant Means for Return-to-Work Mask Policies

2021-09-02T14:06:51+00:00

With a growing percentage of the United States population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many localities and, in turn, employers, have eased mask mandates and policies. However, due to the spread of an emerging variant of coronavirus known as Delta, these policies may still need updating, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has [...]

What the Delta Variant Means for Return-to-Work Mask Policies2021-09-02T14:06:51+00:00

The Delta Variant and Return-to-Work COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

2021-09-02T14:07:27+00:00

As the highly contagious and transmissible Delta variant spreads across the United States and the numbers of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise, many organizations are taking action to protect employees. In some cases, they are mandating that employees get vaccinated before returning to the workplace or encouraging them to do so. For some employers, these [...]

The Delta Variant and Return-to-Work COVID-19 Vaccination Policies2021-09-02T14:07:27+00:00

Implementing Delta Variant Prevention Strategies Based on Local Transmission and Vaccination Coverage

2021-09-02T14:08:03+00:00

The widespread availability and administration of COVID-19 vaccines have changed the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States. However, vaccination coverage varies across the United States, and transmission risk remains considerable in areas with low vaccination rates. The emergence of more transmissible variants—including Delta—increases the urgency to expand vaccination coverage and for organizations to [...]

Implementing Delta Variant Prevention Strategies Based on Local Transmission and Vaccination Coverage2021-09-02T14:08:03+00:00
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