COVID-19 Vaccinations: Insurance and Benefits Issues

Since the pandemic started, the state and federal governments have imposed a number of new requirements on employers. Most recently, the government’s focus has trained on increasing the vaccination rate. While many businesses instituted vaccination policies already, the federal government sought to expand vaccinations by issuing a number of wide-ranging vaccination mandates applying to federal contractors, businesses subject to the jurisdiction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as OSHA’s vaccination-or-negative-test requirement for large employers. All of these mandates are subject to litigation currently. 

This article does not address the legality of any of the vaccination mandates, but instead provides guidance regarding insurance and benefit issues related to vaccinations, whether subject to a mandate or pursuant to a company policy. 

Originally published in the January 2022 Edition of Business Magazine

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