Day: December 7, 2021

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New York City extends vaccine mandate to all private sector employees

Starting Dec. 27, New Yorkers age 12 and older will be required to show proof of two vaccine doses, instead of one, except for those who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike to really do something bold to stop the further growth of COVID and the dangers it’s causing to all of us,” de Blasio said.

De Blasio’s announcement for private-sector employees includes new expansions to the city’s “Key to NYC” vaccination proof requirements.

The private-sector mandate is the latest vaccine mandate ordered by de Blasio this year that ties proof of vaccination status to employment. De Blasio issued an executive order on Oct. 27 that required all city workers to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He previously issued vaccine requirements aimed squarely at Department of Education employees.

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Enrolling in health insurance can be like a new language. Here’s a glossary of terms to help

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Throughout my life, I’ve had the good fortune to stay on my parents’ health insurance plan. But this year I turned 26. So, when my company kicked off its open enrollment period, the window when your choose plans, it was time for me to spread my wings.

Clicking the link to choose a plan felt daunting, and it got worse when I started going through the selection process. What is an HSA? Or an FSA? Did I need that?

And what did high deductible versus low mean in terms of a plan?

Overwhelmed, I decided to talk to experts for help. One tip they gave me is to learn the language of enrollment before you start researching your health care plan. So, here’s a glossary of terms sourced by USA TODAY with additional resources to help you on your insurance selection journey.

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