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COVID-19 Vaccine: Privacy, Incentivization, and Risk Management Considerations for Employers

April 21, 2021 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Increasing vaccination rates are providing a positive outlook for expanded reopenings across the United States. Employers who are eager to lighten protocols or return to full capacity in their office spaces may have an interest in achieving a high vaccination rate among their employee population. However, there are privacy, incentivization, and risk management concerns that employers must take into consideration before creating guidelines for their organization.

Featuring guest speaker Karen Breitnauer, JD, Director of Employee Benefits Compliance, M3 Insurance. 

Key Takeaways

  • Can an employer ask their employees whether they have been vaccinated?
  • Can employers obtain vaccination information on employees? Is vaccine information considered PHI?
  • How can employers address an employee who does not wish to be vaccinated?
  • What are the legal considerations if employers incentivize their employees to receive the vaccine?
  • What risk management considerations should employers take into account if they are hosting a private vaccination site?


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