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Life & Executive Benefits – Resource Information

 April 3 2020
contributed by Gregory Hoernschemeyer, CLU During this challenging time, it is helpful to know that insurance companies plan ahead. Not just to deliver for its policyholders, but to help communities in times of need.  Industry leaders are going above and beyond supporting government officials by listening to needs, organizing action, and showing compassion. The American Council of Life Insu...

Don’t Just Stream During the Quarantine

 April 3 2020
This is unchartered territory for all of us. As a result of the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our country is facing one of the biggest health related challenges most of us can remember. We’re hearing words like “pandemic,” and “outbreak.”

Before You Sell Anything in Your 401(k), Read This

 April 3 2020
Have you ever heard anyone say, "If I could go back in time, I would have bought shares of Apple (AAPL) in the '80s"? Let’s go back to Oct. 26, 1985* (*the “future” date to which Marty McFly and Doc Brown must return in their time-traveling Delorean). We sidle up to a stockbroker (because we won’t be trading online for a few decades) and say we want to buy t...

COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Michael Todd, Bon Secours Mercy Health

 April 3 2020
LIbby Allison, host of HORAN  podcast, Benefits: What Like It’s Hard? interviews Dr. Michael Todd from Bon Secours Mercy Health about COVID-19. Click the link below to listen.

Health Plan Continuation for Those Taking EPSLA or EFMLEA Protected Leave

 April 3 2020
Originally authored by Lyndsey Barnett at Graydon Law and posted here. Under the FMLA, an employer is required to continue an employee’s group health plan coverage at active employee rates during the length of the FMLA leave.   Click the link below for more information.

Work from Home: Transitions

 April 2 2020
Contributed by Michelle Furlong, Vice President of Human Resources Although you might not miss sitting in traffic, the time you spend commuting is pretty important. It gives your brain time to prepare for work in the morning & helps you wind down from work in the evening. Many of us are missing this "transition time" between our personal life & our work life. For the morning, maybe you u...

10 Self-Compassion Practices for COVID-19

 April 2 2020
Many people have asked us how self-compassion practice might help them get through this challenging time.  Everyone has been affected to some degree by the coronavirus, perhaps by anxiety about the invisible threat to our communities, loneliness from self-quarantine, economic hardship, or difficulties when we contract the virus ourselves or need to care for sick people. Click the link below f...

The CARES Act Provides Clarity for Health Benefits Plans Amongst Relief for Individuals and Businesses

 March 31 2020
The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by the President on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020.  The new legislation brings welcome clarity to several unanswered questions left looming under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) signed earlier this month.  In addition to answering questions related to telehealth and COVID-19 testing, the new ru...

Two Things Small Businesses Must Do Today

 March 31 2020
Our partners at AALU & GAMA shared two key actions small business should do today. First: Take advantage of payroll tax deferment. As a small business, you can defer payroll taxes through the end of 2020, starting now, essentially acting as a no-interest loan. 50% of your 2020 payroll taxes will be due at the end of 2021, and 50% due at the end of 2022. Small businesses should contact their ...

Small Business Exemption to Coronavirus Paid Leave

 March 31 2020
Beginning April 1, 2020, many employers must provide eligible employees with paid leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Small businesses may qualify for an exemption to these leave requirements when an employee requests leave due to a school closing or child care unavailability. Click the play button to watch a Legal Update video to learn more. To view this video in full screen mode, cl...
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