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Essential Workers’ List COVID 19 Workers’ Comp – New Executive Order by Governor Newsom

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being …

CARES ACT – New Law Helps Coronavirus-hit Employers, Workers – April 2020

THE $2 TRILLION Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus law has a number of provisions that employers and their workers need to know about and can take advantage of during this crisis. The CARES Act aims to help workers and employers weather the outbreak by: • Extending unemployment benefits. • Requiring health …

CYBER SECURITY – Malicious Coronavirus-related E-Mails Spread – April 2020

AS IF BUSINESSES didn’t have enough to worry about, online scammers have started sending out malicious e-mails to organizations about coronavirus that appear to be from business partners or public institutions. The criminals send these to rank and file employees in the hope that at least one of them will click on a link or …

KEEPING OPERATIONS GOING – Tips for Successful Telecommuting – April 2020

WITH THE current isolation orders for most workers in California, many companies have had to scramble to put systems in place to allow their employees to telecommute. Many businesses are not set up for having employees work from home, and they have legitimate concerns about productivity and communications. But there are steps you can take …

Law Requires Paid Sick Leave, FMLA Benefits – April 2020

LEGISLATION SIGNED into law by President Trump extends sick leave benefits for workers who are stricken by the coronavirus, as well as provide for additional weeks of time off under the Family Medical Leave Act so they can be guaranteed of being able to return to their jobs afterwards. Employers need to pay extra attention to the added paid sick leave and FMLA provisions …

New Bill affects Large Group Health Care Service Plan Contracts – In effect July 1st 2020

This new bill, commencing July 1, 2020, would expand those requirements to apply to large group health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies and would impose additional rate filing requirements on large group contracts and policies. On and after July 1, 2020, the bill would require a plan or insurer to disclose with …

For nonprofits: trends in insurance buying – challenges and opportunities

One of our providers, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, conducted a new research study to examine how nonprofits purchase insurance and their primary challenges. A large number of nonprofits participated in the study, in fact almost 200. Here are some of the key findings of the report: Insurance providers are evaluated through referrals, talking to peers, and face-to-face …

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