Employee Covid-19 Benefit Resources Information
Your Human Resource team is here to provide as much information as possible to help you through this challenging time. We understand there are many questions surrounding Coronavirus so we have created the following reference links to provide you with important information.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
For more information regarding leave due to COVID-19 please contact the Human Resources Department.
Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Other Employee COVID-19 Benefit Resources
Update: The CARES Act Changes Rules for HSAs
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, allows HDHPs paired with HSAs to cover telehealth services prior to a patient spending up to the plan deductible. Normal cost sharing can still be imposed for telehealth visits, such as co-pays that the plan may require after the deductible is paid. This provision is temporary, and will sunset Dec. 31, 2020 unless Congress takes future action to extend it or make it permanent.
The act also lets account holders use their HSAs, health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) or flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to buy over-the-counter medical products, such as drugs and surgical masks, without a prescription from a physician, and allows HSAs, HRAs and FSAs to pay for certain menstrual care products, such as tampons and pads, as eligible medical expenses. These are permanent changes and apply retroactively to purchases beginning on Jan. 1, 2020.
COVID-19 testing without cost sharing
The CARES Act goes further than IRS Notice 2020-15 by requiring that all testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) must be covered by both fully insured and self-insured plans without any cost sharing and outside the plan deductible, and that coverage extends to any services or items provided during a medical visit that results in coronavirus testing or screening —including an in-person or telehealth visit to a doctor's office, an urgent care center or an emergency room. This coverage requirement remains in effect only while there is a declared public health emergency as defined under federal law.
CDC International Travel Notices. Please check this link before traveling outside the United.