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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...

COVID-19 Changes to Health Plans Must Be Documented, Circulated

COVID-19 Changes to Health Plans Must Be Documented, Circulated

A number of plan sponsors have made changes to their group health plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as covering testing and sometimes treatment without any cost-sharing by the plan enrollee. But any changes that are made must be followed up by amending...

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...

Coronavirus Update – 3-30-20

Here are a few updates for you today:  Are employees impacted by the shelter in place order eligible for the expansion of FMLA and/or sick leave? Miller Johnson covered this item during their webinar last week, but have since gone into more detail on...

Coronavirus Update 3-27-20

Coronavirus Update 3-27-20

In comparison to all of the action over the last week and a half, the last 24 hours hav been more quiet but I do have a few updates for you today.  The stimulus bill is currently being debated in the House and there is hope that it will be passed today by...

FFCRA and Unemployment Updates 3-25-20

We have a number of updates for you this morning: 3rd Stimulus BillAs you may have seen an agreement was reached in the Senate on the 3rd stimulus bill and passage is anticipated today.  We have not been able to locate the actual text of the bill yet, but as soon as...