Category Archives: COVID-19

COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law March 11, 2021, provides a 100% subsidy of premiums for employer-sponsored group health insurance continued under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) and similar state continuation of coverage (mini-COBRA) programs.

President Biden Directs States to Make All Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by May 1

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden directed states to make all adults, ages 18 and older, eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by May… Read More »

American Rescue Plan

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. Along with providing financial relief for individuals, state and local governments, schools, businesses and for other purposes, the law contains the following measures of special interest to employers and their employees:

CDC Updates Quarantine Recommendations for Vaccinated Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released interim COVID-19 vaccine considerations. Notably, the guidance states that fully vaccinated individuals who meet… Read More »

Telehealth Trends to Watch in 2021

At American Health & Wellness we provide all of our employees with top tier telehealth services. These services are useful for employers interested in… Read More »

Exchange Special Enrollment Provided Due to COVID-19

On Jan. 28, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new special enrollment period (SEP) due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)… Read More »

Employer Overview of the COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc in the United States for over a year at this point. Now, vaccines are finally here. There… Read More »

Comparing the Two Major COVID-19 Stimulus Packages

President Donald Trump recently signed into law an emergency stimulus package designed to deliver approximately $900 billion in COVID-19-related aid. The chart below provides… Read More »

COVID-19 VACCINE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

There is a lot of information going around about the COVID-19 vaccine. This article contains everything you need to know right now. Why Am… Read More »

Stimulus Bill Includes Temporary Special Rules for FSAs

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law. The Act provides temporary special rules for health and… Read More »