The IRS has issued Notice 2020-15, allowing HSA-compatible high deductible health plans to provide coverage for testing and treatment of COVID-19-related services without an annual deductible requirement or with a lower annual deductible.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Japanese government is considering a new law to enable the government to declare a state of emergency, cancel public events, and instruct people to stay indoors.
On March 11, 2020, the president signed a proclamation that implements additional travel restrictions for any foreign nationals who have been present in certain European countries within 14 days of arrival in the United States.
On March 11, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment issued emergency rules that require certain employers to provide paid sick leave for employees with flu-like symptoms who are being tested for COVID-19, effective immediately.
Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the possibility of furloughs, temporary office and location closings, and short-term layoffs.