In the fourth installment of our live stream series on COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”), experts from our parent company, Brown & Brown, share insights and guidance on Clinical Updates, SBA Disaster Loan Program, Business Interruption, and Engaging Employee Health & Well-Being.
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To combat the effects of COVID-19, several states operating their own marketplaces have opened special enrollment periods allowing for individuals who have lost or will lose coverage due to COVID-19 to obtain health insurance. In order to qualify, individuals will need to meet the specific eligibility requirements of their state.
During times of uncertainty, many employers face the reality of reductions in business transactions and potential temporary or even permanent shutdowns. Many things should be considered by employers, from addressing employee benefits to shutting down building operating systems, and even the potential submission of previously unreported workers’ compensation claims.
Following the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, both the DOL and IRS have issued guidance in the form of frequently asked questions related to employee and employer responsibilities under the Act. This synopsis of the FFCRA will include DOL updates and new guidance as well as IRS FAQs for small and midsize businesses.
As our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) continues to deepen, so too does our understanding of how to combat the spread of the disease. As we now know, COVID-19 spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
On Friday, March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which has since been signed into law. Many sections of the almost 900-page Act provide emergency funding and other forms of financial relief to a variety of critical agencies throughout the country, but the Act also creates and amends obligations related to the employer-employee relationship, including employee benefits.
On Wednesday, the state Senate of New York greenlighted a bill that would provide paid sick leave to New York workers who are isolated or under quarantine due to COVID-19 (“coronavirus”). The bill is set to go into effect immediately upon Governor Cuomo’s signing.