COVID Provoked COBRA Changes

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”) gives workers who lose their health benefits and their families the right to choose to continue group health benefits for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death and divorce. Qualified individuals may be required to … Read more

COVID-19: Recourse for Vaccine Reactions

It’s rare for a person to have a severe reaction to a vaccine. That’s comforting. Especially since there is very little recourse for a person who has had such a reaction. Vaccines are good. They can help prevent disease by training immune systems to recognize dangerous pathogens. COVID-19 vaccines are good. Not only can they … Read more

No Surprises: Healthcare Costs

As provided in the federal No Surprises Act (the “Act”), effective January 1, 2022, patients who have certain unanticipated medical expenses will be protected from egregious medical bills. The most common covered scenarios are (a) emergency care provided at an out-of-network facility, (b) emergency care provided at an in-network facility by out-of-network and (c) out-of-network … Read more