In conjunction with the Locke Lord COVID-19 task force, we are reviewing, analyzing, and compiling regulatory updates to provide clients easy access to information during this unprecedented time.  If you have any questions on the subject matter below, do not hesitate to reach out.  The information below relates to state and federal bulletins, emergency orders, pending/enacted legislation, and other related actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Insurance

Washington: On August 28,  Commissioner Kreidler extended two emergency orders until Sept. 27, 2020. Specifically, Order 20-01, requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), and Order 20-06, protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically-necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 are both extended.