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August 05, 2020

COVID-19 Workers Compensation Presumption: New Jersey Senate Bill 2380 

Senate Bill 2380, sponsored by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-34) was passed by both houses on Thursday July 30, 2020 and has been sent to Go...

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July 21, 2020

FAQ on Return to Work and Employee Infections

With many businesses re-opening their doors to customers and more employees returning to work, it is more important than ever to have a written plan regarding what to do in the event an emplo...

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July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Coverage – A Quick Update

To recap, business interruption claims arising out of the presence of COVID-19 in the workplace and caused by the various state and local closure orders has been hampered by two limitations i...

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July 13, 2020

Liability Waivers to Protect Your Organization from COVID-19 Claims

With employees returning to work and companies reopening their businesses to customers, visitors and guests, businesses are looking for ways to limit liability related to potential COVID-19 c...

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June 15, 2020

COVID-19: Revised Guidance on Recording Cases and Enforcement Response Plan

OSHA continues to issue and revise COVID-19 enforcement guidance. This article will bring you up-to-speed on two recently issued enforcement guidance documents updates. Update #1: OSHA’s Revi...

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June 11, 2020

COVID-19: How Should Employers Handle Carrier Premium Credits?

Many fully-insured carriers are offering premium credits, temporarily reducing future monthly premiums. It started with carriers offering these premium credits for group dental and vision cov...

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June 10, 2020

COVID-19: Employee Exposure & Employer Resource FAQ

The following post highlights employer FAQs related to employee exposure. A PDF of the below information can be found here. For additional COVID-19 resources and risk management recommendatio...

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May 29, 2020

Employment Claims – Preparing for the Next COVID-19 Wave

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are following “stay at home” guidelines, and both businesses and individuals are confronting the related financial and economic impact. According ...

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May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Employee Benefits Resources

Several medical and ancillary carriers are waiving certain requirements to allow employees who were furloughed or given a reduction in hours the opportunity to remain active on their plan(s) ...

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May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Employee Benefits Return to Work Checklist

The health and economic conditions created by the COVID-19 crisis have caused unprecedented disruption in the workforce. Now, as some employers begin to bring employees back to work, they are...

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May 15, 2020

COVID-19: Wire Transfer Risks & Cyber Security

During this pandemic, cybercriminals have become successful through business email compromise scams that result in wire transfers to unauthorized accounts. With more individuals working remot...

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May 15, 2020

COVID-19: IRS Announces Increased Flexibility for Employer Sponsored Plans

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued two notices to assist with the nation’s response to the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak. The first notice increases flexibility with respect to mid-year el...

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May 14, 2020

COVID-19: Important Updates to Infection Control Protocols

As the science evolves and better data on COVID-19 becomes available, Infection Control Protocols developed based on CDC Guidelines will change. Please click here to view updates (highlighted...

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May 08, 2020

COVID-19: California Governor Orders Presumption of Compensability for COVID-19

On May 6th, the Governor of California issued an Executive Order creating a rebuttable presumption of compensability for employees contracting COVID-19 if they are diagnosed within 14 days af...

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May 08, 2020

COVID-19: Business Interruption Coverage – Legislative Update

State Proposed Legislation: The latest attempt to force insurance carriers to provide retroactive Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19 related losses stalled on May 5, 2020, when the D...