Excerpt of a contributed article published by DRI in the August 2020 issue of For The Defense.

As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads within the United States, questions arise over the potential effect that it may have on private group health and disability plans during and after the current pandemic. This article discusses recent federal legislation and directives in response to growing concerns regarding the coverage of (and cost-sharing for) diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 under group health plans and analyzes possible developments for claims seeking long term disability benefits following the pandemic. Read the full article.