Each state in Brazil is deciding how long lockdowns should be, so there is variation about who can, and who cannot, go to work across the country.
COVID-19 Related Legislation
The Brazilian government enacted the provisional executive order 927/2020 to help employees and employers through this crisis. Read the full article.
The growing number of cases globally prompted the National Health Agency (ANS) to cover the test for COVID-19. Treatment is covered given medical policies provide hospitalization and control of symptoms such as fever, administration of inpatient medicine, and monitoring by a doctor. Private insurance now also permits coverage for testing and treatment of COVID-19.
Deaths from COVID-19 are for the most part excluded. However, a few carriers like Met Life are covering COVID-19 claims.
This coronavirus update for employers in Brazil is one of a series dedicated to helping global workforce managers navigate the evolving challenges brought on by COVID-19. Expect regular articles such as this from the Asinta Partnership as the global impact of the coronavirus unfolds.