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Weekly COVID-19 Testing of Employees: An Employee Benefits Perspective
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Sept. 1, 2021

"A weekly COVID-19 testing program ... can be expected to involve ongoing administration and therefore is likely to be [an employer group health] plan.... A weekly COVID-19 testing program does not comply with the ACA's requirements for preventive services. In order to avoid penalties, then, employers will want their testing program to provide only excepted benefits. There are two categories of excepted benefits relevant here: on-site medical clinics and employee assistance programs (EAPs)."

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