Employee Benefit News March 16, 2023
James Gelfand

The impending loss of access to telehealth benefits for many patients enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans could be a significant loss for millions of workers and their families.

Widely permitted during the COVID-19-driven public health emergency (PHE) that’s set to end on May 11, telehealth became the default option for most medical visits and significantly raised the public’s comfort level with virtual care. It is an affordable, convenient and efficient option for all key stakeholders. This is why enactment of the Telehealth Benefit Expansion for Workers Act of 2023 (H.R. 824) and adoption of common sense, national telehealth policies is essential – and urgent.

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