In the September 24, 2021 edition of the Midlands Business Journal, Fraser Stryker parnter Emily Langdon was quoted in an article entitled “Rising plan costs and COVID-19 drive health care trends”, by David Kubicek. In the article, Langdon and others discuss how rising plan costs from COVID-19 are prompting major trends in employer wellness and health insurance plans. “I’m drafting customized plans because there are numerous rules and regulations to comply with, but at the end of the day, it’s absolutely possible and appropriate to establish COVID-19 vaccine wellness programs,” said Langdon.
Langdon said “COVID-19 health care costs are high and continue to increase. It is the employers’ fiduciary duty, as plan administrators and plan sponsors, to the plan and plan participants to take action to mitigate unnecessary health care plan costs. Over the next 12 months, the administrative rules and guidance will change and hopefully be clarified, but the positive thing is that employers are taking action to incentivize healthy actions of employees.”
Emily Langdon focuses her practice on employee benefits and ERISA. As part of this practice, Emily assists her clients with matters related to health and welfare benefits, executive compensation, pension and retirement plans, wellness plans, and health care reform. Emily also has significant experience in the areas of health care law, corporate transactions, business formation and advising, and employment law, all of which complement her benefits work.
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