The End of the COVID Local & National Health Emergency
End of the National and Public Health Emergencies and the Impact on Employee Benefit Plans
The National Emergency due to COVID-19 (which was effective beginning on March 13, 2020) has now ended and the federal government has announced its intent to end the Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023. Plan sponsors need to be aware of the rules to which employee health & welfare benefit plans will be subject after the end of the Emergencies and the plan design options available to them.
The webinar will address the following topics:
- Plan administration obligations during the National Emergency (and the associated Outbreak Period)
- COBRA and HIPAA special enrollment administration after the end of the Outbreak Period
- Health plan coverage mandates during the Public Health Emergency
- Health plan design options following the end of the Public Health Emergency and related compliance issues
FREE for members. $50 for Non-Members.
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Scott Wold, J.D.
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory and Legislative Strategy
Brown & Brown (Formerly Hays Companies)
With over 17 years of employee benefits experience, Scott Wold serves as the Assistant Vice President - Regulatory and Legislative Strategy in the Employee Benefits division of Brown & Brown. Scott is responsible for researching and analyzing appropriate industry responses and best practices to address key legislative and regulatory efforts. Scott supports the Brown & Brown team members and customers regarding matters pertaining to customer compliance with employee benefit laws such as the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA.
Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Scott worked as a lawyer in private practice. He was most recently a shareholder of the law firm of Hitesman & Wold, P.A., where he practiced exclusively in the employee benefits area since 2004.
Scott received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Bethel College and his law degree, cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar and Minnesota State Bar Associations. Scott is active in his community and has served in various capacities for several non-profit organizations.