Entries by Adrienne Engel

COVID-19 FAQs and Key Actions for Employers

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and virus that causes it (SARS-CoV-2) is top of mind for companies and their employees. Below, you will find information and guidance authored by our expert resource Dr. Louise Short, MD, MSC to keep your employees safe.

COVID-19 & Employee Benefits Considerations

As COVID-19 continues to spread, more areas of business and personal life may be interrupted. Preparation may minimize employee distress, business workflow and ease of handling new situations that arise from COVID-19. In this white paper, our experts offer considerations and insights from an employee benefits and employer perspective.

Global Impact – Risk Management Update: COVID-19

The first cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported in late 2019 and were primarily from the Chinese Hubei Province. Since the first reports, the viral outbreak has spread at a rapid pace. Chinese officials have traced the source of the outbreak back to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, a large “wet” seafood and live animal market located in Wuhan. It is thought that an animal source from the market was responsible for some of the first human infections.

Employer Obligations for HIPAA Privacy from a COVID-19 Perspective

With the coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19) in the news, there is of course concern not only for personal safety for each other, but there are some regulatory implications as well.  Although this is not your typical employee welfare benefit plan topic, we wanted to address how your group health plans and HIPAA Privacy are affected by this public health concern.

COVID-19: Property Policies and Business Interruption Considerations

With travel restriction, business closings, and interrupted production, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) breakout already has reaching effects. As of February 2020, there are confirmed cases in many international locations, including the United States. The overall financial losses and costs will continue to evolve as businesses are interrupted by supply chain lapses, stock shortages and lost sales.

State Individual Mandate: Employer Reporting

Recently, several states have enacted legislation mirroring the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While Congress has repealed the IRS penalties associated with the individual federal mandate, certain states have taken it upon themselves to implement their own mandates requiring residents to maintain qualifying health coverage.

Recruitment and Retention: Say Hello to the New Workforce

We are rapidly approaching a tipping point in the American workforce. Baby Boomers are retiring en masse, giving Gen Xers and Millennials an unprecedented opportunity for career advancement. At the same time, the oldest members of Gen Z are graduating college and filling entry-level positions. The future of many companies is dependent upon hiring and […]