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NFP introduces the Insights from the Experts podcast series. Each episode will showcase timely perspective from members of the NFP community, delivering information, analysis and solutions that address our clients’ most significant challenges.

You can find archived episodes of Innovation Conversations at https://soundcloud.com/user-939810789.

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

NFP introduces the Insights from the Experts podcast series. Each episode will showcase timely perspective from members of the NFP community, delivering information, analysis and solutions that address our clients’ most significant challenges.

You can find archived episodes of Innovation Conversations at https://soundcloud.com/user-939810789.

    Ep 114: OSHA’s Guidance (ETS) on Employer COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

    Ep 114: OSHA’s Guidance (ETS) on Employer COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

    In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley break down the recent OSHA guidance (emergency temporary standard, or ETS) relating to the employer COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate. Chase outlines the general requirement for employers with 100 or more employees to ensure employees are vaccinated or tested regularly. Suzanne and Chase discuss legal challenges to the ETS guidance at the federal and state level. The two outline the ETS requirements relating to counting employees, vaccination policies, proof of vaccination status, alternative testing, employee notification and penalties. The two close by discussing some practical planning tips, and the importance of engaging outside counsel to assist with mandate compliance.

    • 32 min
    Ep 113: HIPAA Violations and Recent Enforcement Actions

    Ep 113: HIPAA Violations and Recent Enforcement Actions

    In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Patrick Myers discuss the growing trend of HIPAA breaches, particularly those that involve ransomware attacks and employee errors. Suzanne points out how the pandemic and the increased use of telehealth encouraged a growing reliance on electronic transmission and data. Suzanne and Patrick discuss HIPAA privacy law, recent updates to the law, its notification requirements, and the Health Risk Assessment requirement. Finally, the two close by discussing enforcement actions, penalties, and common violations that result in fines imposed by the federal government.

    • 14 min
    Episode 112: NFP’s CaptivePlus Group Medical Stop Loss Captive

    Episode 112: NFP’s CaptivePlus Group Medical Stop Loss Captive

    In this episode, Kim Bell, EVP, Head of Health and Benefits and Dale Sagen, VP and Leader of Group Captive Solutions focus on NFP’s newest launch, our Medical Stop Loss Captive, sharing an overview of our captive practice, and the benefits of leveraging this type of program.

    • 31 min
    Ep 111: Vaccine Mandate/Surcharge Updates and COVID-Related Notices for Open Enrollment

    Ep 111: Vaccine Mandate/Surcharge Updates and COVID-Related Notices for Open Enrollment

    In this episode, Chase Cannon and Patrick Myers provide an update on vaccine mandates and surcharges, including some helpful governmental guidance on HIPAA wellness program rule application to vaccine surcharges. Chase then digs in on some end-of-year and open enrollment considerations for pandemic-related compliance obligations. Chase and Patrick discuss the mandatory and optional plan design changes and what employers should consider communicating to employees during open enrollment. The two close by addressing the temporary telehealth exception relating to HSA eligibility, currently set to expire at the end of the 2021 plan year, and whether we can expect any Congressional extension.

    • 19 min
    Podcast Episode 110: Potential Legal Challenges to Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

    Podcast Episode 110: Potential Legal Challenges to Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

    In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley discuss the history of, and legal challenges to, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), the format for the Biden administration’s recently announced vaccine mandate and COVID-19 testing alternative for employers. Suzanne begins with an overview of the likely legal challenges to the use of the ETS process, the historical use of OSHA's ETS instead of the standard rule-making process and prior court rulings that generally did not support the use of the ETS. Suzanne and Chase review the questions that will likely be raised considering the prior COVID-19-related ETS limited to healthcare workers and evidence that may be used to support a more expansive ETS.

    • 22 min
    Ep 109: Biden’s Vaccine Mandates & Testing Alternatives

    Ep 109: Biden’s Vaccine Mandates & Testing Alternatives

    In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley outline the Biden administration’s recently announced vaccine mandate and COVID-19 testing alternative for employers. Chase begins with an overview of the mandate, the testing alternative and which employers are impacted by the requirements. The two spend the rest of the podcast issue spotting for employers — discussing questions that will hopefully be answered in upcoming OSHA guidance. Suzanne and Chase close with a discussion of the vaccine mandate’s impact on benefits compliance, including vaccine surcharges and paid time off for vaccines and testing.

    • 23 min

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