As COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) continues to spread, many employers are seeking out information as quickly as we can provide it. Paid leave laws have started to come into play when considering impacts of COVID-19. When are employers responsible for providing paid time off to employees that may be self quarantining, avoiding the workplace, experiencing an event, etc.?
As we move through these difficult times, we are now confronted by the harsh reality that a number of employers have to start, or already have begun, the process of placing large numbers of their employees on furlough or terminating employment altogether.
Employers with operations outside the U.S. have been responding to outbreaks of COVID-19 for some time. The following summarizes how they have been responding to the crisis to protect the health and wellbeing of their employees, plus how employer-sponsored private employee benefit plans would cover medical expenses relating to COVID-19 or a life/disability claim.
On March 13th, subject matter experts from Brown & Brown Insurance and its team of companies, including Hays Companies, presented an informative live stream about COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”). This informative resource pertains to navigating your risk during this evolving situation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.