Health Insurance


Legalized Marijuana and Employment: Off-duty Use and Drug Testing

While all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, most states have enacted laws that allow certain uses of marijuana or a marijuana derivative. None of these laws place any restrictions on an employer’s right to administer drug tests or to prohibit their employees from using or being under the influence of marijuana at work or during work hours. However,

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DOL Issues Model Notices, FAQs for COBRA Subsidy in the ARPA

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Proposed Federal Guidelines Mandate Weekly COVID-19 Testing at Nursing Homes

Nursing homes across the United States face intense challenges from the effects of COVID-19. The fact that 42% of deaths from the virus are associated with nursing homes is alarming, especially when you consider these facilities relate to only 8% of all cases. Understaffing and litigation are becoming major problems. Proposed solutions include professional liability insurance coverage, federal funding, and

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COVID-19 – Federal Laws Affecting Health Care

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Effective March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover COVID-19 testing without imposing any cost sharing (such as deductibles, copayments or coinsurance) or prior authorization or other medical management requirements. This coverage mandate applies to the following health plans

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Malpractice Concerns Amplified for Providers on Coronavirus Front Lines

A shortage of acute care doctors and nurses to care for patients suffering from COVID-19 has forced many medical professionals to assume new roles and responsibilities. They are working long hours treating an unprecedented volume of gravely ill patients, often in unfamiliar settings and with insufficient personal protective gear. Many are forced to make life-and-death decisions due to shortages of

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