Month: May 2021
Nevada’s bid to enact the second state-based public option health benefit plan in the nation passed the state Senate Monday on a 12-9 party line vote and moved to the Assembly with one week remaining in the session.
Nevada reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 1,813 new cases. That's down 29.2% from the previous week's tally of 2,559 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
New House, Senate Bills Aim To Make Telehealth Expansion Permanent In Medicare, Medicaid
A pair of bills recently introduced in the House and Senate aim to ensure that a boom in telehealth use during the pandemic does not go away. A House bill introduced Monday and a Senate bill introduced Tuesday both aim to make certain telehealth flexibilities permanent for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries.
A California workplace safety board postponed a vote Thursday on a proposal that would have allowed workers to return to their jobs without social distancing or face masks so long as everyone in a room is vaccinated.
Among the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’s many economic stimulus provisions is a temporary subsidy for COBRA coverage that will undoubtedly be a significant benefit for individuals who lost health coverage during the pandemic, but which is just as certain to be a tremendous administrative burden for employers and group health plans.
California’s New Pay Data Reporting Law: 6 Actions Employers Should Take
According to California’s Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, some 97% of the state’s companies have a gender wage gap. To close that gap, the state legislature has instituted a new law, SB 973, also known as the “pay data reporting law.”
Advertising on Google for health insurance providers just got more complicated. Starting on June 2, 2021, Google will only allow ads from government exchanges, first-party providers and licensed third-party brokers who complete the new third-party certification program.
Many progressive Democrats and President Biden face the political reality that sweeping health care overhauls are unlikely to be successful in the short term, meaning their hopes could instead be based on building on recent changes to the Affordable Care Act and the cost of prescription drugs Lower medication. Almost 1.4 million uninsured people are ...
Claim: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state had an estimated $76 billion budget surplus when he introduced his May budget revision last week. But on Monday, the Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report that estimated the surplus at $38 billion, much lower than the administration’s figure. The difference in estimates led his critics on social media to ...
In the wake of Haven — the much-touted employer-sponsored health care joint venture that paired Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway before disbanding in January — JPMorgan Chase has launched Morgan Health. The new business unit will focus on improving the quality, efficiency, and equity of employer-sponsored health care, the company says, and plans call for Morgan ...