October 8, 2020

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individual Solutions Report
  This newsletter contains updates on the latest NFP and industry resources related to the Corporate Benefits industry.  
  Rx Solutions White Paper: Direct Primary Care and On-Site/Near-Site Strategies by Dr. Mark Tomasulo »  
  Reminder: Introducing the 2020 Election Podcast Series »  
  Washington Update:  
  • IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadlines and Penalty Relief
  • New California Laws Address COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Claims and Employer Reporting When Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
  • NFP Analysis of Joe Biden’s Healthcare Proposals
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  October Wellness: October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month  
  Updated: Benefits Compliance and COVID-19 FAQ »  
  Updated: Benefits Compliance State Quick Reference Chart »  
  Supporting Disabled Employees Needs with a Blend of Formal Benefits, Flex Policies  »  
  Diversity and Inclusion in the Insurance Industry »  

NFP’s own Suzanne Spradley, chief compliance officer, and Chase Cannon, VP, Benefits Compliance and counsel, have dedicated the second episode of the Election Series on NFP’s Insights from the Experts podcast to a thorough discussion of the nomination process and the impact that an open seat in the Supreme Court could have on the election and on cases currently before the Court.

You can read a full analysis on this podcast on nfp.com.

With just four weeks until Election Day, and one formal presidential debate under our belts, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon take a fresh look at Joe Biden’s healthcare proposals in the latest episode of our 2020 Election Podcast mini-series. Episode highlights include insight on:

  • The advantages and challenges of Biden’s initiative to add a public option, and how that might interact with the current private and marketplace plans.
  • Several past state initiatives relating to public options, and the challenges those states faced with affordability and solvency.
  • Biden’s plan to expand Medicaid and improve the ACA.
  • A comparison of some of Biden’s initiatives to the employer-sponsored insurance market, which shows the employer model is working well and should be preserved.
  Contending with COBRA: General Tips and COVID-19 Implications  
  October 21, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Administering COBRA can feel like one of the most detailed aspects of benefits compliance. Even when there’s a vendor in place, employers should understand the rules involved with COBRA. Join us as we outline the requirements under the law, provide tips on how to remain compliant, and discuss some of the ways that the COVID-19 crises has impacted plans’ COBRA administration.
Register Here
Each year, as part of our PeopleFirst strategy, NFP selects a cause where we can make a significant difference with our collective time, energy and resources. This year, our NFP Cares initiative is supporting three cancer-focused organizations to elevate awareness and prevention. There are so many in need during this difficult time. If you have the ability to join us in supporting these fantastic organizations, you will make a meaningful impact in areas that are important to us, our families and loved ones and our clients. Our NFP donation sites are linked above for each charity. Thank you for your consideration of NFP Cares and for everything you do to support your communities.
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This information has been provided as an informational resource for NFP clients and business partners. It is intended to provide general guidance, and is not intended to address specific risk scenarios. Regarding insurance coverage questions, each specific policy must be reviewed in its entirety to determine the extent, if any, of coverage available for the impact of the Coronavirus. If you have questions, please reach out to your NFP contact.