WSB Survey of Insurance Experts

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June 2, 2020

Question A

Legislation should be enacted to waive liability for business owners for claims related to Covid-19 infections.

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Question B

Compared to relying on existing government-supported health insurance options (Medicaid, ACA premium tax credits), providing a 100% subsidy through COBRA for those people who lose employment-based insurance during the COVID-19 induced recession will...

- substantially increase costs to tax payers.

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Question C

Compared to relying on existing government-supported health insurance options (Medicaid, ACA premium tax credits), providing a 100% subsidy through COBRA for those people who lose employment-based insurance during the COVID-19 induced recession will...

- have large benefits to those who use the subsidized COBRA coverage.

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Question D

Compared to relying on existing government-supported health insurance options (Medicaid, ACA premium tax credits), providing a 100% subsidy through COBRA for those people who lose employment-based insurance during the COVID-19 induced recession will...

- on net, be a beneficial public policy.

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