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The Bar on Healthcare
15 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
More Dobbs Fallout
Welcome back to The Bar! This month, J.D. and Kerri discuss the impact on state law from the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Biden Administration’s Executive Order protecting abortion access, and the prospect of federal and state legislation. And in Last Call, J.D. gives us a preview of coming attractions at The Bar.
16 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Special Report - The Dobbs Decision
We bring you a special report on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center, which has overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Kerri and JD discuss some of the initial effects on employee health plans, from ERISA pre-emption to travel and lodging benefits to mental health parity.
18 minutes | May 23, 2022
The Leaked SCOTUS Draft
Welcome back to the Bar! In this episode, JD and Kerri tackle the possible ramifications of the leaked Supreme Court draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. What does it mean for employer health plans if Roe is overturned? What’s the impact of multiple state laws on abortion? Are there unintended consequences of expanded travel benefits? And in Last Call, JD reminds us that Memorial Day is more than just another three day weekend.
18 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Fixing The Family Glitch
Welcome back to The Bar! After a much needed Spring Break, J.D. and Kerri are back with a jam-packed episode. First up is the Biden Administration’s proposed rules fixing the ACA’s “family glitch”—will it really help the Brady Bunch get health care coverage? Our podcasters discuss the House’s bill to tame the cost of insulin and its prospects in the Senate, along with the new rules on telehealth. And in Last Call, J.D. talks about the big hit of the Oscars…no, not that hit, the film that won Best Picture!
15 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Public Exchanges, Mental Health Parity, and More
The Bar is open! Join Kerri and J.D. as they tackle a trio of topics—public exchanges, mental health parity, and single-payer healthcare—that have been under the radar during the pandemic. And in Last Call, our podcasters hope for warmer weather and the strains of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as J.D. addresses the Major League Baseball lockout. You’re always welcome at The Bar! Additional Information: What is MHPAEA? The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) | CMS Read the report to Congress from DOL, HHS and Treasury: 2022 MHPAEA Report to Congress (dol.gov)
19 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
SCOTUS Issues a Split Decision
The Bar is open for the New Year! Join J.D. and Kerri as they discuss the Supreme Court rulings in the OSHA and CMS vaccine mandate cases, as well as what the change in mayoral administrations means for NYC’s vaccine mandate and new rules around insurers and at-home COVID tests. And in Last Call, it’s back to the Supremes, as JD shouts out the justices for keeping us on our toes on ruling days. You’re always welcome at The Bar!
17 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
The Vaccine Mandate Moves Forward
The Bar is open for the holidays! But the Sixth Circuit has foiled JD and Kerri’s plans for a peaceful end of year wrap-up show. Join our podcasters as they discuss OSHA’s revived vaccine mandate, the Big Apple’s only-in-New-York vaccine mandate, and the impact on employers. And in Last Call, JD and Kerri bid a fond farewell to a friend of The Bar! Happy Holidays from all of us at The Bar!
19 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
The OSHA ETS Mandate: Impact on Employers--Part Two.
Welcome back to The Bar! Join Kerri and J.D. as they continue discussing the OSHA ETS mandate in the second of a two-part podcast. And during Last Call, J.D. asks a pressing question--is there such a thing as too many remote controls? From all of us at The Bar we are wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving !
17 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
The OSHA ETS Mandate: Impact on Employers--Part One.
The Bar is open! On the first episode of this two-part podcast, Kerri and J.D. discuss OSHA’s newly announced COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, the deadlines employers need to meet, and the race to the courthouse to debate its legalities. And in Last Call, our podcasters lift their glasses to a municipal achievement in New Jersey!
15 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Testing 1, 2, 3…What to Know About the Biden Vaccine Mandate
The Bar is open! On this episode, Kerri Willis and J.D. Piro discuss the ins and outs of the Biden Administration’s upcoming vaccine mandate—what it will mean for employers, the testing issues, and the impact on employees. And stay tuned for Last Call, as J.D. Piro shares his license to thrill over the new 007 movie! You’re always welcome at The Bar!
14 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Your Guide to HIPAA Wellness Programs & COVID-19 Vaccines
The Bar is open! Grab your favorite spot next to Kerri Willis and J.D. Piro as they discuss the legal requirements and practical implications of using HIPAA’s wellness programs to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among employees. During Last Call, our podcasters give a shout-out to the U.S. Olympic Women’s Team! Take a break from the heat—you’re always welcome at The Bar!
21 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
The ACA Trilogy Continues and 2021 Employer Predictions
The Bar is open! Join Kerri Willis and J.D. Piro as they celebrate the 4th of July, review California v. Texas (the third episode in the ACA Trilogy) and give their predictions for what employers can expect in the second half of 2021. During Last Call, our podcasters spotlight the re-opening of Broadway with a “thank you” to Bruce Springsteen. You’re always welcome at The Bar!
16 minutes | May 26, 2021
COBRA Subsidies: More Questions, More Answers
Happy Memorial Day- The Bar is open! Grab your spot next to Kerri and J.D. as they break down the top 10 (out of 86!) most interesting FAQs for employers from the IRS’s latest COBRA subsidy guidance. And stay tuned for Last Call, when our podcasters discuss whether you can win big in New York’s vaccine incentive program! Try your luck! You’re always welcome at The Bar!
20 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
COBRA Guidance at The Bar: The Compliance Adventure of a Lifetime!
The Bar is open! But watch out for snakes, hidden traps and COBRAs! Kerri and J.D don their fedoras and explore the Kingdom of the Less-Than-Crystal-Clear COBRA guidance as employers begin notifying COBRA beneficiaries about the ARPA COBRA subsidies. It’s the Compliance Adventure of a Lifetime at The Bar!
20 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Rescue 411—Healthcare & The American Rescue Plan
The Bar is open! Pull up a stool next to Kerri and J.D. as they analyze the healthcare provisions of the American Rescue Plan and their impact on employer-provided health and welfare plans—from COBRA subsidies to ACA expansion to dependent care spending accounts. And in Last Call, our podcasters—once again—debate the movie merits of Marvel versus DC! You’re always welcome at The Bar!
15 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
A Shot in the Arm: What Employers Should Know Before Incentivizing COVID Vaccinations
The Bar is open! On this episode of The Bar, Kerri and J.D. welcome special guest Rachel Arnedt of Aon’s Legal Consulting Group. Pull up a stool as they talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and what steps employers should be taking now that it’s here. You’re always welcome at The Bar! Disclosure: By hosting this podcast, Aon is providing an opportunity for listeners to obtain general information that may be of interest to your company. The podcast is designed to provide practical and useful information on the subject matter covered. However, Aon is not engaged in rendering legal advice or services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Disclaimer: This information has been provided as an informational resource for Aon clients and business partners. It is intended to provide general guidance on potential exposures and is not intended to provide medical advice or address medical concerns or specific risk circumstances. Due to the dynamic nature of infectious diseases, Aon cannot be held liable for the guidance provided. We strongly encourage visitors to seek additional safety, medical and epidemiologic information from credible sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization. As regards insurance coverage questions, whether coverage applies, or a policy will respond, to any risk or circumstance is subject to the specific terms and conditions of the policies and contracts at issue and underwriter determination. While care has been taken in the production of this document and the information contained within it has been obtained from sources that Aon believes to be reliable, Aon does not warrant, represent or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, completeness or fitness for any purpose of the report or any part of it and can accept no liability for any loss incurred in any way by any person who may rely on it. Any recipient shall be responsible for the use to which it puts this document. This document has been compiled using information available to us up to its date of publication. All descriptions, summaries or highlights of coverage are for general informational purposes only and do not amend, alter or modify the actual terms or conditions of any insurance policy. Coverage is governed only by the terms and conditions of the relevant policy.
19 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
New Year, New Laws
Happy New Year and welcome back to The Bar! On this episode of “The Bar on Healthcare”, J.D. and Kerri discuss the health care provisions in the COVID relief bill, including (surprise!) our favorite subject: surprise medical billing. Come on in, your table is ready—The Bar is open!
25 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
ACA Heads to the Supreme Court – Again
The Bar is open—for Holiday Hours! Join J.D. and Kerri as they talk turkey about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Will the ACA survive the impending SCOTUS ruling? Pull up a stool as J.D. and Kerri make their predictions—you’re always welcome at The Bar!
18 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Employers, Healthcare, and Election 2020 (Part 2)
In the second half of this special two-part episode of The Bar on Healthcare, J.D. and Kerri discuss the healthcare platforms of President Trump and former Vice President Biden, and how their legislative and regulatory agendas would – if enacted into law – affect employer group health plans in 2021 and beyond. Then, be sure to stick around until Last Call for some presidential debate trivia!
18 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Employers, Healthcare, and Election 2020 (Part 1)
A lot has happened since your last visit to the Bar so pull up a stool! Join Kerri and J.D. as they discuss the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s impact on employer group health plans, as well as what Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination could mean for the Supreme Court’s ACA case. Then tune in later this week for Part 2, which will include a deep dive into the healthcare platforms of the presidential candidates.
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