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End of COVID Public Health Emergency and National Emergency

Important Updates

Updated 5/1/23

The federal government has announced the COVID-19 pandemic Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration will expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. President Biden signed a law ending the National Emergency (NE) on April 10, 2023.

On April 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor informally announced that, despite the NE ending April 10th, the extension of deadlines under ERISA plans will end July 10, 2023.

As a result, mandated coverage of COVID-19 tests and related services without cost share will cease, and certain deadlines under ERISA benefit plans will resume.

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