Individual Health Plans

Coronavirus update – 3-31-20

I have a number of updates for you related to two webinars Miller Johnson hosted today, the first being an update on the second stimulus bill passed (the FFCRA).   Before I dive into specifics, I'd like to share a little of my opinion on the status...

Coronavirus Update – 3-30-20

Here are a few updates for you today:  Are employees impacted by the shelter in place order eligible for the expansion of FMLA and/or sick leave? Miller Johnson covered this item during their webinar last week, but have since gone into more detail on...

Coronavirus Update 3-27-20

Coronavirus Update 3-27-20

In comparison to all of the action over the last week and a half, the last 24 hours hav been more quiet but I do have a few updates for you today.  The stimulus bill is currently being debated in the House and there is hope that it will be passed today by...

Update on CARE Act – 3-26-20

As you may have seen the Senate voted on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARE Act) last night.  You can find all of the legislation here, and based upon my initial review I've outlined some key areas that you may find useful.   As anticipated,...

FFCRA and Unemployment Updates 3-25-20

We have a number of updates for you this morning: 3rd Stimulus BillAs you may have seen an agreement was reached in the Senate on the 3rd stimulus bill and passage is anticipated today.  We have not been able to locate the actual text of the bill yet, but as soon as...

Coronavirus Response Act Q&A 3-24-20

In follow up to the Miller Johnson Q&A session on the FFCRA this morning, here are the key items we took away from the discussion.  Before I dive into specifics it is important to note that everyone from Washington to Lansing to businesses are making this up...

COVID – 19 Status update 3-23-20

Here are our latest observations on the impact of COVID - 19 on employers. Miller Johnson hosted a good webinar this morning on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  You can find the recording here.  A number of questions were answered throughout their...

Covid-19 update 3-19-20

In follow up to our previous posts, here are a few key updates related to the latest impacts on the Coronavirus for employee benefit programs.   President Trump has signed the emergency legislation expanding FMLA and providing sick pay into law.  The effects of...