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Some Insurers Step Up Group Health Plan Assistance

Some Insurers Step Up Group Health Plan Assistance

Some health insurers are helping business workers in group plans maintain employee benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey has found.  Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have put the hurt on hundreds of thousands of businesses across the...

10 Potential Causes of Employee COVID-19 Lawsuits

10 Potential Causes of Employee COVID-19 Lawsuits

The novel coronavirus that broke out in the winter has caused immeasurable suffering, both physical and economic. For employers struggling to stay in business, this is a fraught time where mistakes in managing their workforces could lead to employee lawsuits. Here are...

Medicare Advantage, Part D Plans Get COVID-19 Leeway

Medicare Advantage, Part D Plans Get COVID-19 Leeway

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new guidance regarding how Medicare Advantage and Part D plans can respond to enrollees affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Under the guidance, the plans are authorized, but not required to waive...

Tips for Successful Telecommuting During Outbreak

Tips for Successful Telecommuting During Outbreak

As the coronavirus spread ramps up and more people are being asked to self-isolate, many employers are scrambling to put systems in place to allow their employees to telecommute.  Many companies are not set up for telecommuting arrangements, and they have...

Coronavirus Update – 4-1-20

Here are the latest items that we've come across that we believe will be of value to you. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): We have spoken with many businesses who are looking to leverage the PPP that was part of the CARES Act, and as a reminder this is targeted...

Coronavirus update – 3-31-20

I have a number of updates for you related to two webinars Miller Johnson hosted today, the first being an update on the second stimulus bill passed (the FFCRA).   Before I dive into specifics, I'd like to share a little of my opinion on the status...