PSA Perspective

  1. PSA in Good Health June 2020 Tips

    The knee is the largest joint in the body, and it is also very prone to injury and pain. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer for exercises that can help build healthier, stronger knees. For more information, click on the buttons below to download the flyers in English and Spanish, or contact me […]

  2. Return to Work Guidelines: Managing employees with COVID-19 symptoms

    COVID-19 has taken the country by storm over the past several months, and as we inch toward recovery as a nation, many companies are strategizing around returning to the workplace. In a recent webinar, a panel of PSA experts addressed the complexities and things to consider for leaders creating return to work guidelines. In this […]

  3. COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans and Increase in FSA Carryover (Benefit Minute)

    On May 12, the IRS issued 2 separate Notices that address relief for section 125 plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in the maximum carryover for health care flexible spending accounts.  While the guidance in both of these Notices is permissive and not required, employers and plan sponsors will want to […]

  4. 10 Overlooked Workplace Safety Best Practices to Implement

    As a result of mandated time at home due to the COVID-19 quarantine, I am seeing family and friends on social media completing all kinds of projects they never had the time to do before. Let’s apply that time and mentality to workplace safety best practices.  As a safety professional, with thousands of safety assessments […]

  5. PSA in Good Health May 2020 Tips

    According to the American Heart Association, nearly 20 percent of adult Americans are living with hypertension (high blood pressure) and don’t know it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a major risk factor for devastating health problems. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer for eight key questions and answers regarding hypertension. For more information, […]

  6. COVID-19 Extension of Certain HIPAA/COBRA/ERISA Deadlines (Benefit Minute)

    On April 29, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01, as well as a proposed final rule that would extend certain timeframes applicable to employee benefit plans and their participants and beneficiaries, including special enrollment timeframes, COBRA deadlines, and ERISA claims procedure deadlines in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The guidance is […]

  7. No Insurance? Programs to Help Pay for Medications

    In light of the mass, unexpected closures due to COVID-19, many people have been laid off from their jobs and may lose health insurance on May 1. This makes paying for doctor visits and buying necessary items for daily use, such as specialty maintenance prescription drugs, a concern. Here’s some good news: if you can’t […]

  8. Should You Get a COVID-19 Antibody Test?

    Within the last week, testing centers such as LabCorp and Quest have started offering an antibody test for COVID-19. Many PSA clients have reached out with questions about this new test versus the official COVID-19 test, and who should receive which test. As a result, I wanted to address these two separate tests, and give […]

  9. Leading Through Crisis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken us as suddenly and devastatingly as a powerful earthquake, and with it came a tsunami of unforeseen business closures, layoffs, and challenges. During this unprecedented time that threatens to reshape every corner of our lives, we are counting on leaders with the ability to stabilize, strategize and mobilize teams — […]