Several medical and ancillary carriers are waiving certain requirements to allow employees who were furloughed or given a reduction in hours the opportunity to remain active on their plan(s) for an extended period. Some carriers are providing special enrollment periods for those who previously waived coverage. Others are allowing additional grace periods for premium payments.
On April 28, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL), in conjunction with the Treasury Department and the IRS, jointly issued a final rule that extended certain COBRA and HIPAA deadlines. Additionally, the DOL issued Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01, which provides an extension for ERISA notices and disclosures. Click here to read more.
We have compiled a list of COVID-19 Benefits Related Frequently Asked Questions and summarized health insurance coverage considerations in our Risk Management Considerations.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Insurance Carrier COVID-19 Resource Centers
- Capital Blue Cross
- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
- Empire BlueCross Blue Shield
- Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield
- Express Scripts
- The Hartford
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
- Independence Blue Cross
- Lincoln Financial
- Mutual of Omaha
- The Standard
- Sun Life
For additional COVID-19 resources and risk management recommendations, please visit our COVID-19 Risk Management Center.