New Law Bans Surprise Medical Billing
Part of the COVID-19 relief package that Congress passed in late December includes a notable provision that bans surprise medical bills when out-of-network doctors work on insureds at in-network hospitals.
On Dec. 16. 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added nine new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to its existing guidance on how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other fair employment laws while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Trump administration has issued new interim final rules that set out accelerated coverage requirements for COVID-19 preventive services and covering out-of-network testing for the coronavirus.
Many Americans want to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing to charities, but the FBI is warning that scammers also are angling to get at your money by posing as charities to help coronavirus victims.
Work Activities COVID-19 Risk Ranked
With so much information - and misinformation - circulating about COVID-19 and what's safe and not safe to do, businesses are treading carefully as they implement policies to keep their staff, customers and vendors safe.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have cautioned the public about the potential negative mental health effects caused by these uncertain times.
More people staying home and driving less during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a drop in the number of accidents, but new data suggests that emptier roads may actually be more dangerous to those who are driving on them.
OSHA's Guidance for PPE and COVID-19
While Fed-OSHA has not issued specific regulations regarding personal protective equipment for COVID-19, employers are still required under existing rules to conduct hazard assessments to determine Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for their worksite.
As we look into what the workplace will look like post-coronavirus, the reality for many employers may involve supporting a geographically distant workforce. Some employees may be returning to an on-site work location, while others will be working remotely longer-term, or even permanently.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, people were fighting misinformation about health conditions, vaccines and treatments online. With the pandemic constantly evolving, it may be hard to keep up and understand what’s factual and what is fake—especially if your primary source for news is social media.
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