07.07.2020

Could Coronavirus Affect Unemployment Insurance?

By Gwen Luu, Commercial Lines Director There are a lot of questions surrounding COVID-19 and its effects on the economic and political landscape. One thing that isn’t in question, unfortunately, is how many people are...

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06.30.2020

To Reopen or Not to Reopen: That is the Question

By Eric Wokas, Risk Control Consultant While not as dire as Hamlet’s soliloquy about life and death, it is very close. Should we live in the pain of an economic recession or throw off the...

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06.19.2020

EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA

On June 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an additional answer to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing all...

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06.05.2020

Compliance Alert – FFCRA Tax Credits, PCORI Fees and President Signs New PPP Flexibility Act (PPPFA)

Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the subject of additional stimulus bills, legal guidance and interim final...

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05.14.2020

IRS Gives More Flexibility For Cafeteria Plans Due To COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-29, which provides temporary flexibility for mid-year election changes under a Section 125 cafeteria plan during calendar year 2020. The changes are designed to allow employers to...

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05.01.2020

IRS Updates Tax Credit Guidance and DOL Updates FAQ for Coronavirus Paid Leave

The IRS has updated tax credit questions and answers regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) paid leave. Visit the IRS website for their FAQ section: IRS: COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize...

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04.30.2020

Benefits and Marketplace Trends Through the Lens of COVID-19

Even the most optimistic person will concede that the world won’t be returning to exactly how it was before the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus and its disease, COVID-19, has killed tens of thousands, and infected...

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04.17.2020

Reopening a Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have an unprecedented effect on daily life, many business owners are looking forward to the future and a return to normalcy. However, even when stay-at-home orders are lifted...

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04.15.2020

Homemade Face Coverings and Mitigation Methods for Employers

With medical-grade face masks still in critically short supply, a homemade face covering may be the only option. A tightly woven high-thread-count fabric, can filter out some 70% to 79% of small particles including viruses....

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04.13.2020

Best Practices: Staying Cyber-Safe from Home

If COVID-19 has done anything positive, it may be showing the world that working from home is possible when it is necessary. Ultimately, time will tell if that is a good thing or a bad...

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04.09.2020

Social Distance: COVID-19 and Community Associations

COVID-19 has thrown virtually every aspect of modern life into disarray. From small businesses and supply chains right down to simply going outside to enjoy a day at the park with friends, everything seems to...

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04.06.2020

Cybersecurity Remains High Priority for Healthcare Institutions during COVID-19 Outbreak

The healthcare system has been pushed to its breaking point by COVID-19 and patient data is absolutely critical to slowing down the spread of the virus, the creation of a novel vaccine, and coordinating resources...

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