CorVel has provided workers’ compensation management services to Alaska employers for more than 30 years. Our approach is focused on knowing that injured workers need quality healthcare and compassionate guidance from someone who is familiar with their case. We provide personalized attention along with the expertise needed to help speed return to work, while ensuring patients understand and follow treatment plans and get their questions answered quickly. All so that recovery can continue and life can get back on track.
Our comprehensive return to work program ensures collaboration and communication with all interested parties including the injured worker, employer, human resources, medical and safety teams, and healthcare providers. We use technology, compassionate case management for employees, and cost containment measures, to give Alaska employers a superior program.
As a service to our clients, CorVel is providing links to information related to the COVID-19 pandemic provided by the states.
Legislature Status: Session suspended after budget passed March 29.
- Alaska Department of Health and Social Services coronavirus resource page.
- April 13, 2020 – The Governor issued the Health Mandate 014 on Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) allowing eligible emergency protective measures at the direction of state public health officials to be reimbursed, including costs for NCS for both state and local jurisdictions to protect vulnerable populations.
- April 10, 2020 – The Governor announced the COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 Appendix A – Amendment 2 suspending certain fees, regulations, and statutes through May 11, 2020 unless otherwise noted.
- HB 205 An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for certain programs; appropriates $3.2 million to the city of Anchorage for response to COVID-19. Enacted.
- HB 206 Appropriates $4,091,100 from the state’s general fund to the Department of Health and Social Services, division of public health, emergency programs, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 if the cost of responding to and mitigating the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak in the state exceeds the amount appropriated through federal receipts. Enacted.
- HB 29 Requires health care insurers to provide coverage for telehealth benefits. Enacted
- HCR 17 Suspends a specific rule of the Uniform Rules of the Alaska Legislature, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pending.
- SB 240/HB 308 Relates to unemployment benefits during a period of state or national emergency resulting from a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Enacted.
- SB 241/HB 311 Extends the March 11, 2020, governor’s declaration of a public health disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; relates to the powers of the director of insurance; relates to standing orders issued by the chief medical officer; relates to professional licensing; relates to telemedicine and telehealth; relates to board of nursing fingerprint requirements; relates to the 2020 primary and general elections; relates to permanent fund dividend applications. Eligible for Governor.
- SB 242 To mitigate economic harm during novel coronavirus disease outbreak, relates to tolling deadlines for actions by state agencies; income determinations for purposes of determining eligibility for certain public assistance programs; forbearance from action against borrowers who owe money on state loans; a temporary moratorium on certain mortgage foreclosures, certain evictions from rental properties, and disconnection of residential utilities. Pending.
- HB 234 Appropriates a sum of $8,500,000 to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development for payment to municipalities impacted by commercial passenger vessel operations for responding to and mitigating the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak. Appropriates an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 from the general fund to the Department of Health and Social Services to respond and mitigate the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak. Enacted.
- HB 310 Tolls deadlines for action by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska during the public health emergency declaration; relates to disconnection of utility service for nonpayment; relates to regulatory assets of a utility; relates to evictions; relates to foreclosures. Pending.
- HB 312 Relates to tolling deadlines for actions by state agencies; relates to income determinations for purposes of determining eligibility for certain public assistance programs; relates to forbearance from action against borrowers who owe money on state loans; relates to a temporary moratorium on certain mortgage foreclosures, certain evictions from rental properties, and disconnection of residential utilities. Pending.
- SB 74 increases the minimum internet speed for all of Alaska’s schools from 10 megabits per second (Mbps) to 25 Mbps and will benefit 168 schools and 30 school districts. Enacted.
- HCR 20 Extends the governor’s declaration of public health disaster emergency, makes many other rule changes related to financing the response and the role of appointed officials. Adopted.
- SB 2/HB 1001 Creates the COVID 19 Rainy Day Fund; transfers funds to the COVID 19 Rainy Day Fund; declares an emergency. Pending.
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