COVID-19 Return to the Workplace FAQs – Screening & Testing Employees

As states continue their phased re-opening of businesses, more employers are faced with the challenge of complying with local authority guidance and implementing protocols to return their employees to the workplace safely. In response, we have seen an explosion of screening and testing vendor solutions ranging from digital symptom checker apps to onsite thermo scanners and virus/antibody testing services. The following FAQs reflect questions commonly asked by our customers.

COVID-19: Best Practices on Claims Reporting

COVID-19 has had a crippling effect on nearly all sectors of the economy. From business interruptions, furloughs and shutdowns to permanent reductions in staff due to decreased demand, certain industries will be reeling from the effect of the virus for a while. Given the unprecedented way these events quickly transpired over the past few months, companies are forced to contend with increased claim filings from the aggrieved notwithstanding guidance from federal and/or state governments.

COVID-19 Live Stream 10

In the 10th installation of the our COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) live stream series, experts from our parent company, Brown & Brown, along with guest speaker Dr. Robert Eyler, provide insights into “Economic Considerations Concerning COVID-19 plus Medical Response & Return to the Workplace.”

On-Demand Webinar: 4 Key Functions of a COVID-19 Task Force

Plan your return to work strategy efficiently and effectively with a COVID-19 Task Force. This on-demand webinar from a Hays’ loss control expert covers:

On-Demand Webinar: Common Questions on Return to Work Procedures

The Hays’ loss control team covers procedures to promote health and safety as employees continue to work or begin to return to work while COVID-19 is prevalent. This on-demand webinar covers:

COVID-19 Considerations | Surgical vs. Homemade Face Masks

In addition to social distancing and using proper hand hygiene, many health experts, including the CDC, consider the use of face masks to be a key measure in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Face masks help stop the spread of large droplets from the person wearing the mask to others.  They provide some minimal protection for the person wearing the mask from splashes of bodily fluids.

COVID-19 Live Stream 9

In the 9th installation of the our COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) live stream series, experts from our parent company, Brown & Brown, along with guest speaker Dr. Robert Eyler, provide insights into “Economic Considerations Concerning COVID-19 plus Medical Response & Return to the Workplace.”

COVID-19: Business Interruption for Private Equity Companies

One of the most intensely studied and scrutinized coverage questions to arise out of the COVID-19 crisis is whether typical property insurance policies provide coverage for the economic losses suffered by insureds in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In insurance parlance, these are known as “business interruption” losses.

COVID-19 Live Stream 8

In the 8th installment of our COVID-19 live stream series, experts from Hays Companies and our parent company, Brown & Brown, discuss Medical Response, Return to the Workplace and Temporary Changes to COBRA & HIPAA Special Enrollment.

COVID-19 Considerations | How To Prevent Legionella During Extended Building Shutdown

Many buildings do not have formal water management plans. A sudden and extended discontinued use of the water systems may increase the risk of stagnant water remaining in the plumbing for several weeks or months. Stagnant water from plumbing lines can be easily aerosolized and create a mist when discharged through showerheads, faucets and garden fixtures. The fine mist can be inhaled, permitting the bacteria that causes Legionella to enter the lungs and cause infection.