Posts in COVID-19

  1. National Insurance Awareness Day: 3 Areas of Risk to Cover During the Pandemic

    Since June 28th has been coined National Insurance Awareness Day, each year, this holiday serves as a reminder to review your current insurance coverage. It is the perfect time to evaluate your coverage and make any necessary adjustments for peace of mind and a secure future. Particularly, in these unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 […]

  2. COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines: Safety and Risk Considerations

    This blog is the final installment in a three-part series addressing return to work considerations discussed in a recent PSA webinar. In part one, we covered COVID-19 testing and managing sick employees, and in part two, we discussed HR considerations for getting employees back to the workplace and granting accommodations. In this post, we focus […]

  3. COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines: HR Considerations

    This blog is the second installment in a three-part series addressing return to work considerations discussed in a recent PSA webinar. In part one of this series, we covered COVID-19 testing and managing sick employees. In this post, we will focus on several Human Resources concerns that may arise concerning continuing telework, recalling employees, and […]

  4. 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 plans. In this […]

  5. 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 […]

  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. 3 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19 (Part II)

    As countries around the world are working to find a vaccine and cure for COVID-19, many of us are resorting to prevention, and you may be wondering how you can boost your immune system to lessen your chances of contracting the COVID-19 virus. In my first installment of this blog series, I discussed the importance […]