Families First Coronavirus Response Act Legislation that provides paid leave for millions of Americans dealing with the coronavirus. This legislation requires applicable employers to provide paid sick leave benefits to their employees and significantly expands the Family Medical and Leave Act. This practical summary is intended to help all employers understand the obligations and benefits required under this new Act.
DOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements Questions & Answers Guidance & Relief for Employee Benefit Plans
Updated information on Guidance & Relief for Employee Benefit Plans – This notice provides guidance on the duration of the COVID-19-related relief provided by Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01 (“Notice 2020-01”) and the Notice of Extension of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants, and Beneficiaries Affected by the COVID–19 Outbreak (“Joint Notice”) issued by the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (collectively “Agencies”).
COVID-19 Health Insurance Federal Legislation Tracker Includes legislation for coronavirus-related health insurance (Source: Steptoe, updated October 15)
Federal Single Payer & Public Option Legislation (Source: Steptoe, updated January 6, 2022) Brief summaries of active federal legislation containing single-payer, public option, or “buy-in” healthcare proposals.
- “Single-Payer” legislation (e.g., Medicare for All) – establishes one government-administered health plan to replace or phase out current sources of public and private coverage.
- “Buy-In” or “Public Option” legislation – leverages existing government-run programs to offer an additional coverage option to consumers (sometimes a target population-based, for example, on age or income) that would typically be sold alongside existing coverage options.
Federal Healthcare Reform Tracker (Source: Steptoe, updated January 4, 2022) Reform bills as they are introduced in the 117th Congress – Includes legislation on the Cadillac Tax, Wellness, HSAs, mandate reform/alternatives, antitrust, interstate sales, Stop-Loss, Essential health benefits, Balance Billing, ACA market reforms, AHPs, Section 1332 waivers and more.
Federal Drug Pricing Transparency Tracker (Source: Steptoe, updated June 14, 2022) Includes updates on legislation on the following: Drug Pricing Transparency, Prescription Drug Importation, Price Gouging, PBM Transparency, and miscellaneous legislation.