The state updated its college reopening guidelines on Oct. 15 to include baseline requirements for the spring semester — and they’re largely a replica of the standards that officials credit for the success of fall reopenings.
Vermont now requires a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into the state from New Hampshire’s Grafton County.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont lost $40 million of its pension funds this spring. It’s part of a group of 16 BCBS companies suing Allianz Global Investors to recover the money.
8,679 people at Vermont colleges have been tested so far and roughly 19 have tested positive, translating to a 0.22% positivity rate — extremely low compared to the national average.
Another 6,436 students and staff have been tested and await results.
Under an amendment to an earlier executive order, cities and towns can set their own hours for bars and clubs, and can set their own limits on the size of gatherings.
In a letter to state regulators, Vermont’s largest health insurance company said it had lost 58% of its fund for employees in March, and is considering legal action.
The rules require insurers to cover costs of all current and future care, and can be retroactively applied to March 13.
The Department of Financial Regulation says the groups offering the arrangements earlier this year have stopped after an injunction was issued.
A recent decline in workers’ compensation rates could particularly benefit the logging industry in Vermont.
Suggestions run the gamut, but most agree, as one trustee put it, ‘There’s revolutionary change coming.’
Chancellor Jeb Spaulding has kicked off the conversation with a draft white paper outlining the challenges, including declining enrollments, chronic underfunding and growing competition from online degree programs.
Vermont’s health care advocate is protesting a state decision that will allow Vermont’s biggest insurer to retain more surplus funding.
Federal officials have expanded short-term, limited-duration health plans. But Vermont officials are drafting new regulations requiring those plans to provide more benefits.
State officials have imposed new coverage, financial and licensing requirements on association health plans in response to the federal government loosening some restrictions.