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May 27, 2020
CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on When You Can Be Around OthersCensus Bureau Finds that One-Third of Americans Now Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or DepressionSBA Releases Latest Interim Final PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules
May 26, 2020
What Does a Bus Crash, COVID-19, and Mental Wellbeing Have in Common?First Deadlines for Laid-Off Workers to Get Health InsuranceU.S. to Launch Large-Scale COVID-19 Vaccine Trials by July
Federal Coronavirus Testing Plan Puts Burden on StatesWHO Warns of “Second Peak” in Areas Where COVID-19 Is Declining
May 22, 2020
U.S. Begins Crackdown on Unvetted Virus Blood TestsCDC Estimates That 35 Percent of Coronavirus Patients Don’t Have SymptomsU.S. to Invest $1.2 Billion to Secure Potential Coronavirus Vaccine from AstraZeneca, Oxford University
Mnuchin Sees “Strong Likelihood” of Needing Another COVID-19 Relief Bill
May 21, 2020
OSHA Ramps Up Physical Inspections, COVID-19 Case ReportingCDC Director Touts Decrease in COVID-19 TransmissionFDA Will Seek to Collect “Real-World” Data on COVID-19
Assessment of Deaths from COVID-19 and from Seasonal Influenza
May 20, 2020
CDC: Coronavirus Mainly Spreads through Person-to-Person Contact and “Does Not Spread Easily” on Contaminated SurfacesAdaptive Clinical Trials to Speed COVID-19 ResearchA CRISPR-Based, At-Home COVID-19 Test Is Set to Arrive This Year
COVID-19 Kills 1.3 Percent of Symptomatic Patients
May 19, 2020
Virtual Townhall (May 19, 2020): Post COVID-19 Construction World – A Strategic and Tactical ResponseSBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, InstructionsIRS Offers CARES Act Retirement Plan Q and A Pending Formal Guidance
CDC Plans Sweeping COVID-19 Antibody Study in 25 Metropolitan AreasModerna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results
May 18, 2020
U.S. Begins “Warp Speed” Vaccine Push as Studies Ramp UpGovernors Eye Medicaid Cuts to Ease COVID-19 Budget PainFDA OKs First At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit for Use with Multiple Labs
UnitedHealth, Microsoft Launch COVID-19 Screening App for Large Employers
May 15, 2020
CDC Issues Reopening Checklists for Schools and BusinessesFDA Probes Accuracy Issue with Abbott’s Rapid Virus TestU.S. Issues First Coronavirus Workplace Guidance to Nursing Homes
McConnell: “High Likelihood” Congress Will Need to Pass Fifth Coronavirus
May 14, 2020
Social Distancing for the Social ButterflyStudy Raises Doubts Over Effectiveness of Abbott Laboratories’ Rapid Coronavirus TestExperiment Shows Human Speech Generates Droplets that Linger in Air for More than Eight Minutes (Subscription Required)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Invalidates State’s COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order
May 13, 2020
New IRS Guidance for Section-125 Plan Mid-Year ChangesIRS Provides More Options for Unused FSA Funds, Clarifies ICHRA Expense EligibilityModerna’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Gains GDA’s “Fast Track Status”
May 12, 2020
Preparing to Back into It – Personal Strategies for Returning to the Workplace (4:00)Fauci Warns of Suffering and Death if U.S. Reopens Too SoonOSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Survey: 68 Percent Unsure of Health Insurance Options If Coverage LostAs Countries Restart, WHO Warns about Lack of Virus Tracing
May 11, 2020
Part 2 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to WorkFDA Approves First Antigen Test for Detecting the CoronavirusTest Tracker: Commercially Available COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
As Companies Reopen, Employees Scramble to Find Child Care (Subscription Required)Workers’ Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of COVID-19 Claims
May 8, 2020
Getting Raw and Real about COVID-19Cal Beyer Speaks to the Importance of EAPs During and After COVID-19EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA
Treasury Department Will Let Employers Claim Retention Tax Credit and Provide Insurance to Furloughed WorkersLooking for a Path to Reopen, Employers Weigh COVID-19 Testing of WorkersFDA Paves Way for Home Testing of Coronavirus
Malaria Drug Shows No Benefit in Another COVID-19 Study
May 7, 2020
Part 1 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to WorkU.S. Chamber of Commerce Map Shows Reopening Rules, Guidelines for BusinessesMicrosoft Teams Users Targeted in Phishing Scam
Administration Shelves CDC Guide to Reopening CountrySBA Releases Updated Payroll Protection Program Loan Guidance
May 6, 2020
ICYMI: [Webinar] Holmes Murphy and CSDZ’s What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to WorkLatest Sticking Point Sticking Point in COVID-19 Relief Legislation: Indemnity for EmployersSite Offers Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen
Herd Immunity or Big Second Wave? Israel Antibody Testing Hopes to Find Out
May 5, 2020
BenefitsPro Shares Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Information on Reopening the Workplace StrategiesDOL Releases New COBRA Model Notices, FAQs for EmployersGilead CEO Says Remdesivir Could Reach Patients Within Days
FDA Tightens Policy on COVID-19 Antibody TestsLaid-Off Workers May Have to Give Up Unemployment Benefits as States Reopen
May 4, 2020
The Personal Impacts of COVID-19FDA Grants Emergency Authorization of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19NCCI Launches Tool to Estimate COVID-19 Impact on Workers Compensation
Oxford Scientist Says Its Vaccine Is Making Headway, Could Show Efficacy by June
May 1, 2020
Business Record Features Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Webinar on Reopening the Workplace StrategiesCDC Drafts Reopening Guidance for Schools, Work, ChurchesGilead Ready to Ship Over 50,000 Courses of Remdesivir
Apple and Google Release Test Version of Coronavirus Tracing SoftwareThirty Million Have Sought U.S. Unemployment Aid Since Virus Hit
April 30, 2020
Breaking the Mental Health StigmaThe Voice Features Cal Beyer Speaking to High Risk of Suicide in Construction IndustryDOL Issues Guidance and Relief for Benefit Plans Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
New Coronavirus Test Offers Advantages: Just Spit and WaitHundreds of Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses May Be Ready by JanuaryPoll: Majority of Americans Support Another Two Weeks of Lockdown
Nearly a Third of American Have Put Off Healthcare During COVID-19 (Subscription)
April 29, 2020
Why Is There Uncertainty about COVID-19 Health Insurance Coverage?Virtual Townhall (April 28, 2020): Insurance CoverageCOVID-19 Business Interruptions Claims Procedures and Loss Documentation
Cal Beyer Offers Tips in Fieldwire about How to Support Your Team’s Mental HealthCal Beyer Speaks with Construction Business Owner about Dealing with COVID-19 StressBusiness Groups Push for ACA Susidies in New Virus Relief Bills
Gilead Says Critical Study of COVID-19 Drug Shows Patients Are Responding to TreatmentCase Fatality Rates Rise as Coronavirus Runs Deadly CourseCoronavirus Relief Often Pays Workers More than Work (Subscription)
April 28, 2020
WHO: No Evidence Yet that Former COVID-19 Patients Protected from a Second InfectionUnreliable Antibody Tests Flood the Market as FDA Waives Quality ReviewsMost States Need to Ramp Up Testing to Safely Reopen
Many States Fall Short of Mandate to Track Virus ExposureWill Child Care Be There When States Reopen?
April 27, 2020
Connecting with Your Employees During and After COVID-19EEOC Gives Employers a Green Light to Test for COVID-19The Road Back to Business: 12 Steps for Companies
CDC Adds Six New Potential Symptoms for COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Trump to Sign Bill with Nearly $500B More in Virus AidSBA Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines Ask for Some Loans to Be Returned
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Construction RiskCan Workers Use PTO and FFCRA Leave at the Same Time? It Depends, DOL saysState Governments Face Financial Abyss with Coronavirus
More Death, No Benefit from Malaria Drug in VA Virus StudyWhat Five Coronavirus Models Say the Next Month Will Look Like
April 22, 2020
Senate Approves $484 Billion Package to Help Small Businesses and Hospitals, Expand TestingFirst COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Authorized for Home Sample CollectionU.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 45,000, Doubling in Little Over a Week
CDC Director Warns Next Wave of COVID-19 Could Be WorseCOVID-19 Economic & Benefits Uncertainty: Q and A with Beau Reid
April 21, 2020
In Fine Print, HHS Appears to Ban All Surprise Billing During the PandemicEEOC Weighs in on Employer Temperature Checks, Symptom QuestionsDispute Over Virus Testing Delays Deal on Aid to Small Businesses and Hospitals
WHO Warns Rush to Ease Virus Rules Could Cause ResurgenceLos Angeles Infections 40 Times Greater Than Known cases Antibody Tests SuggestWill You Be Getting an Auto Premium Refund?
April 20, 2020
A Look at New Guidance to States on How to Revive Economic ActivityFDA Did Not Review Many Coronavirus Antibody Tests Flooding the Market (Subscription)Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience
Why We Don’t Know the True Death Rate for COVID-19
April 17, 2020
NIH Begins Study to Quantify Undetected Cases of CoronavirusWHO Busts Coronavirus MythsCDC: More Than 9,200 Healthcare Workers Have Been Infected with COVID-19
How to Help Your Employees Cope with the Stress of COVID-19Coronavirus & Construction: How to Support Your Team’s Mental Health
April 16, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Has Run Out of MoneyUnemployment Claims Jumped by 5.25 Million Last Week, 22 Million Jobs Lost in 4 WeeksThis 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important
April 15, 2020
SBA Updates the FAQs on Paycheck Protection ProgramCDC: No Drugs, Other Therapeutics Yet Approved by FDA to Prevent or Treat COVID-19Getting Ahead of the Next Stage of the Coronavirus Crisis
CDC, FEMA Have Created a Plan to Reopen America (Subscription)Virtual Townhall: Capturing Opportunity in 2020Surety Guidelines to Paycheck Protection Program Loans
April 14, 2020
Treasury, DOL, HHS Issue Final FAQs on FFCRA and CARES Act ImplementationUpdate IRS FAQ on Payroll Tax DeferralsSurvey: Most Health Insurers Won’t Raise Premiums Next Year Due to COVID-19
Anitbody Tests: Your Questions AnsweredVUCA: The New Acronym HR Professionals Need to Know
April 13, 2020
Fears of “Wild West” as COVID-19 Blood Tests Hit the MarketBroad Coronavirus Testing Crucial in Lifting Restrictions: U.S. ExpertsFace Masks and Respirator – Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference
April 10, 2020
Hurry Up and Wait? Why Relief to Small Businesses Has LaggedAs Social Distancing Shows Signs of Working, What’s Next?
April 9, 2020
Update: Furloughed Staff Are NOT Counted When Determining FFCRA 500 Employee ThresholdFederal Reserve Could Pump Additional $2.3 Trillion into the EconomyCDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
Warm Weather May Not Curtail Coronavirus SpreadCOVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at HomeVirtual Townhall: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation
April 8, 2020
New Guidance Released on Paycheck Protection Program LoansMapping the Spread of the CoronavirusCDC Removes Antimalarial Dosing Guidance for COVID-19
COVID-19 Might Attack Heart TissueThe Buzz: Facing Challenges and Common ClaimsCOVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at Home
April 7, 2020
Healthcare.Gov Is Open to People Who Lost Their Jobs With ExceptionsCongress, White House Reach High for Next Virus BillModeling Coronavirus: “Uncertainty Is the Only Certainty”
April 6, 2020
Telemedicine Regulatory Barriers Continue to Drop for COVID-19 (Subscription)SmartDollar Financial Wellness Benefit Available at No CostWhat Can Firms Do Now in the Midst of a Pandemic?
COVID-19 and Cyber Risk: Tips to Prepare for Scams and Phishing
April 3, 2020
Spanish-Language FFCRA Leave Poster AvailableHealth Care Service Corp. Launches Special Enrollment PeriodCOVID-19 Projections Assuming Full Social Distancing Through May 2020
COVID-19: Using Technology for a Great Client ExperienceAli Payne Among Experts Addressing How COVID-19 Is Shaping HR Strategies
April 2, 2020
DOL Publishes Rule Implementing Coronavirus Leave LawUnited Healthcare, Anthem to Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 TreatmentFAQs on Small Business Loans in Coronavirus Relief CARES Act
COVID-19 and Making Quick Decisions
April 1, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program OverviewThe Next Coronavirus Hot Spots Are in States that Aren’t Testing EnoughCDC: Chronic Illness Raises Risk of Severe COVID-19
Virtual Townhall: COVID-19 and Surety ConsiderationCOVID-19 and Making Quick Decisions
March 31, 2020
CARES Act Expands HSA, FSA, and HRA Eligible ExpensesThe Buzz: Employee Wellness and HR Challenges
March 30, 2020
FFCRA Notice Poster FAQsHealth Insurers Cigna, Humana Waive Out-of-Pocket Costs for Coronavirus TreatmentA Ray of HOPE – How COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare
March 27, 2020
Congress Passes COVID-19 Package #3: The Coverage Provisions
March 26, 2020
Senate Passes Omnibus CARES ActIRS Promises Full, Immediate Reimbursement for Coronavirus LeaveCariloop Provides Their Customers with COVID-19 Specific Assistance
Where Can Domesitc Violence Victims Turn During COVID-19?Video: COVID-19’s Impact on the Hospital SystemVirtual Townhall: Employee Wellbeing and HR Challenges
March 25, 2020
DOL Releases FAQ for FFCRA ActSenate and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus PackageWhite House: Anyone Who Recently Left New York Should Self-Quarantine for 14 Days
Understanding the Spread of COVID-19
March 24, 2020
DOL to Observe 30-Day “Temporary Non-Enforcement” of Coronavirus Paid Leave LawJoyages Offers Free Two-Week COVID-19 Employee Communication CampaignCDC Launches Coronavirus Self-Checker Website
Coronavirus – How the U.S. ComparesThe Buzz: What Will Traditional Insurance Programs Cover?
March 23, 2020
FDA Warns New COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits Are “Unauthorized”Video: What to Do If You Have a Chronic DiseaseCoronavirus – How the U.S. Compares
March 20, 2020
Four-Tier System Implemented for Prioritizing COVID-19 TestingVideo: Dealing with Worry During COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Trumps Signs Second Major COVID-19 Relief PackageBuoy Health Offers Free COVID-19 Screening WebsiteKashable Can Help Employers Provide a Financial Safety Net for Employees
Video: New Ways to Access CareVirtual Townhall: Forced Project ShutdownWhat You Should Know about COVID-19 and the ADA, Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Leaves, Furloughs and ClosuresExpanded Paid Sick Leave Provisions of House-Passed BillDependent Care FSA Contributions May Be Suspended
Video: What Should HR Do If an Employee Feels Sick
March 17, 2020
Paid Leave in Self-Quarantine SituationSenate to Take-Up Coronavirus Package after House Passes Revised BillCOVID-19 Update: Keeping Our Clients Informed
March 16, 2020
Flattening the Curve, Social Distancing and the New Coronavirus VocabularyCDC Recommends Gathering of 50+ People Be Cancelled or Postponed for 8 WeeksIf You Think You Might Have COVID-19
Risk Management During a Time of UnknownCSDZ’s Sharon Scharf Discusses Coronavirus and Actionable Steps for BusinessesVideo Playlist: COVID-19 Resources
Risk Management During a Time of Unknown
March 13, 2020
Managing Your Workforce During a PandemicHow HR Leaders Are Preparing for the CoronavirusNational Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Employer Resources Library
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