Health Policy Updates

COVID-19 Paid Leave Requirements: We’ve Got Some Answers!

Last time we talked, we were settling into the new not-so-normal. Now, one of us is both an accomplished mask-maker and desperately seeking 10 minutes of quiet alone time. It's evident to the other that her superpower is explaining complicated insurance topics to ADULTS. She is only slightly competent at advising nine-year-olds about "new math" [...]

COVID-19 AND EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS: THE KNOWNS AND UNKNOWNS

What a difference a few days make! Since we last talked with you friends, we’ve both been ordered by our respective governors to stay home at all times with our husbands and pets, plus we need to home-school our children. We’ve spent an obscene amount of money at the grocery store and on Lego sets. [...]

Coronavirus and Health Insurance Coverage – All the Details You Wish You Didn’t Need

This blog entry about coronavirus and health insurance coverage was posted at 2:10 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  By the time you read it, details may have changed. We don't know about you, but between the two of us, we've canceled one vacation, screamed at the television multiple times when Vice Presidents [...]

Health Policy Predictions for 2020

Our last post listed health policy developments that happened at the end of 2019.  This time, we are looking into our crystal balls and making some friendly health policy predictions for 2020. States Will Take the Lead States are really the primary regulators of the business of insurance, so it’s a no-brainer to make a [...]

2020-01-21T13:29:24-05:00January 21st, 2020|Health Policy Updates|0 Comments

A Flurry of Health Policy Activity Marks the Close of 2019

Like many, the Friends…With HEALTH Benefits Blog took some time at the end of 2019 to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. Unfortunately, all three branches of the federal government missed that memo. While we were off exploring the Caribbean (Jen), and introducing a new puppy to our family (Jessica), quite a few [...]