If you need help understanding the 2 Trillion Dollar Stimulus Package, you are not alone. In this update we have included a document that provides an overview of the package, which is designed to provide financial assistance for those struggling as a result of the coronavirus (COVD-19) outbreak. Another attachment contains answers to questions employees may have about those payments.
COVID-19 has caused many employers across the country to make significant changes to their standard procedures, including shifting their employees from working at the office to working from home. We have prepared a guide to serve as an introduction to managing remote employees which includes best practices for keeping employees engaged. It should be used for informational purposes only and not be considered as legal advice. You will also find a Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Poster. Applicable employers should post and/or send employees electronically no later than April 2nd.
Finally, carriers continue to schedule webinars and FAQ’s as they attempt to keep us all posted on changes as a result of COVID-19. Here are a few you may consider:
Aetna has provided the latest information on their response and steps consumers should take to stay healthy through their opens in a new windowfrequently-updated COVID-19 resource center.
Anthem will host their next session at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, March 31. They will cover a variety of relevant topics and look to address many of the most common questions they are receiving. opens in a new windowPlease click this link to register for the event and save to your calendar.
Cigna Group Insurance has updated their opens in a new windowFrequently Asked Questions sheet with new information.
We have included the schedule below for the next round of COVID-19 Update Briefings for UnitedHealthcare brokers, consultants and customers. Due to the fluidity of this situation, replays are not available for the external calls. UnitedHealthcare is committed to keeping its brokers, consultants, and employers informed, and they encourage attendance to the live weekly calls., which are scheduled as follows:
- Brokers and consultants: Event link for opens in a new windowTuesday, March 31, 11 a.m. to noon CT
- ASO customers: Event link for opens in a new windowTuesday, March 31, 2 to 3 p.m. CT
- Fully insured customers: Event link for opens in a new windowThursday, April 2, 11 a.m. to noon CT
As always, if you have questions we have not addressed, please do not hesitate to contact your Crane Agency team member. We hope you have a great weekend!