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COVID-19 Resources for Employers

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The following resources are available to employers and employees for concerns related to the Coronavirus / COVID-19.

New Alera Group Resources for your Company and Employees:

Alera Group’s Coronavirus site has evolved to become an extensive resource to assist employers and their employees with the challenges that are prominent during this pandemic.  All of the current regulatory, legislative, wellness, policy, and procedure issues are reviewed in great detail.  Some of the most valuable resources include the following:

  1. Alera Group Coronavirus Landing Page, click here
  2. COVID-19 and DCAPs, FSAs, and Transit Benefit Concerns, updated 4.14.20, click here
  3. Tax Credits Under FFCRA: Qualified Leave Wages & Health Plan Expenses, 4.13.20, click here
  4. COVID-19 Update Employee Terminations, Furloughs, and Lay-offs: COBRA, Reinstatement, and Closed Businesses, 4.10.20, click here
  5. Legal Alert: Collecting Premiums During Employee’s Leave of Absence, 4.10.20, click here
  6. Legal Alert: How Does FMLA and EFMLEA Apply to Leaves?, 3.31.20, click here
  7. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) –Temporary Regulation FAQ, click here
  8. Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Employers under 50 Employees – FAQs, click here

Important Recordings for Employers: 

NEW!!  Click Here for access to the “COVID-19 Updates and Employer FAQ“.  hosted by the consulting team at ThinkHR, a benefits partner of Landmark Benefits, to include Kara Govro, JD, SPHR.  The following topics were covered on this presentation:

  • Current guidance from CDC
  • Illness and quarantine FAQs
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Reducing hours or closing

Click Here for access to the “COVID-19 Compliance Update“.  This is an informative session from the legal team from Alera Group that covered the following items:

  • HSA eligibility for waived COVID-19 testing
  • Telemedicine
  • Best practices during layoffs
  • How to handle collecting participant contributions if their paycheck falls short
  • FMLA and paid leave
  • General employment law that apply to this situation.

Click Here for access to the “COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices“, hosted by the consulting team at ThinkHR, a benefits partner of Landmark Benefits, to include Kara Govro, JD, SPHR.  The following topics were covered on this presentation:

  • Current guidance from the CDC
  • Illness and quarantine
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Reducing hours or closing

Reference Material:

Other Center for Disease Control Resources

  1. CDC:  What to do if you are sick?, posted on 3.18.20
  2. CDC:  What to do if you are sick? (Spanish), posted on 3.18.20
  3. CDC:  Stop the Spread of Germs, posted on 3.18.20
  4. CDC Website on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
  5. CDC:  Flyers to keep the workplace, school, and home safe
  6. CDC:  Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
  7. CDC:  Stop the spread of germs poster
  8. CDC:  Stop the spread of germs at work poster
  9. CDC:  Stay home if you’re sick poster
  10. CDC:  Coughing and Sneezing
  11. CDC:  Keeping hands clean
  12. CDC:  Hand sanitizer in community settings

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Resources

  1. SHRM:  Sample memo to employees
  2. SHRM:  Sample memo for suspension of non-essential travel
  3. SHRM:  How to Handle Communicable Diseases in the Workplace
  4. SHRM:  Infectious Disease Control Policy
  5. SHRM:  Communicable Disease Policy
  6. SHRM:  Notice of Workplace Exposure

Landmark Benefits, Inc.

  1. Employer Reference Guide
  2. Employer Recommendations

Other

  1. World Health Organization – Worksite Readiness

Legal Alert: How Does FMLA and EFMLA Apply to Leaves?

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Legal Alert: CARES Act Summary

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

CARES Act – FSA Implications

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Legal Alert: The CARES Act – Retirement Plan Provisions

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Sample Letter to Employees – Prevention

Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Return to Work / Reinstatement of Benefits

Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2020

COBRA Under COVID-19

Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2020

DOL: COVID-19 / FMLA Questions and Answers

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Employers and Employees

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2020
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