Category Archives: Coronavirus

June 2nd COVID-19 Webinar Series: Where We Are and What to Expect Next

May 29
Please join us for our webinar series in which the attorneys of Maynard, Cooper & Gale will provide a timely discussion regarding employer responsibilities and best practices with regard to COVID-19, as well as updates on legislation and guidance from Congress and federal agencies, including CDC, OSHA, EEOC, DOL, IRS, and HHS.   We have had very good feedback from all our clients who have attended these bi-weekly webinars.  If you have not yet attended a webinar, I recommend you tune in:   Date & Time: Tuesday, June 2nd @ 8am PDT, 9am MDT, 10am CDT, 11am EDT   Click on the Link Below to Register:  https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=d4x7bkav3q0g&campaign=v8u38e66kk2e

Due to the unprecedented demand, the COVID-19 crisis has placed upon telecom providers we are requesting that participants please try to listen to the webinar using their computer speakers rather than dialing in via phone line. For participants that must use phone audio, the dial-in information will be provided upon logging in to the webinar.  

A recording will be available following the live webinar. 

Return to Work & Benefits COVID-19 Webinar

May 21
Good morning,

This post includes the recording of our webinar yesterday morning that discusses return to work considerations and updated benefits guidance related to COVID.  This webinar has very important information about key enrollment deadline changes and great practical advice on how to deal with many HR and Employment issues that may come up when employees come back to work post the COVID stay at home order. 

Following is the link to the recording:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=5rg022  
The slides from the presentation are at this link.
 
Below are the time stamps for important topics in the webinar:  
0:03:42 Old New: FFCRA, CARES Act, PPP loans, benefits guidance, extensions and relief
0:10:12 New optional 125 Cafeteria Plan changes
0:13:47 Section 125 midyear health plan election changes
0:19:27 FSA & DCAP midyear election changes
0:21:18 Special midyear election change guidance
0:24:22 Special extended use of grace period funds through 2020
0:26:37 New Cafeteria Plan guidance: optional changes, amendments needed, FSA OTC medications 0:29:54 Increased maximum amount for health FSA carryover from $500 to $550
0:30:45 HDHP and telemedicine coverage retroactive to January 1, 2020
0:32:43 Individual Coverage HRA clarification
0:33:31 COBRA Model Notice update
0:35:25 COBRA outbreak period extension
0:37:36 Assessing return to work risks
0:41:36 Critical CDC & OSHA guidelines for employers
0:47:18 How to assess leave or accommodation requests in return to work
0:51:15 EEOC updates ADA guidance
0:57:16 ADA request for reasonable accommodation due to high risk medical conditions
1:02:00 DOL updates on FFCRA guidance  

The next webinar which will be Tuesday, June 2nd.  Please stay keep an eye out for an invite.      Important: Maddock & Associates is here to help you and any other companies who need help with employee benefits.  Feel free to forward these emails and webinar invites to your colleges and business associates.  We understand that many companies are having financial hardships due to the Stay at Home Order.  If you are running into a situation where you or anyone else you know are struggling to afford the medical insurance premium, please let us know so we can help you understand all the options available.     Stay well and please stay tuned for more updates.

May 19th COVID-19 Webinar Series: Where We Are and What to Expect Next

May 15
Please join us for our webinar series in which the attorneys of Maynard, Cooper & Gale will provide a timely discussion regarding employer responsibilities and best practices with regard to COVID-19, as well as updates on legislation and guidance from Congress and federal agencies, including CDC, OSHA, EEOC, DOL, IRS, and HHS.   We have had very good feedback from all our clients who have attended these weekly webinars.  If you have not yet attended a webinar, I recommend you tune in:   Date & Time: Tuesday, May 19th @ 8am PDT, 9am MDT, 10am CDT, 11am EDT   Click on the Link Below to Register:  https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=q5krxfdxqtxg&campaign=fip13qx2cvhp

Due to the unprecedented demand, the COVID-19 crisis has placed upon telecom providers we are requesting that participants please try to listen to the webinar using their computer speakers rather than dialing in via phone line. For participants that must use phone audio, the dial-in information will be provided upon logging in to the webinar.   A recording will be available the afternoon following the live webinar. 

Return to Work Considerations Webinar

May 06

Good Morning,

This post includes the recording of our webinar this morning that discusses return to work considerations and updated benefits guidance related to COVID.  This webinar has very important information about key enrollment deadline changes and great practical advice on how to deal with many HR and Employment issues that may come up when employees come back to work post the COVID stay at homo order.  Following is the link to the recording:.

https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=shez5

The slides from the presentation are linked here.  Make sure to review the information that explains the new/temporarily extended COBRA and HIPAA enrollment deadlines – slides 14-21.  This information was also included in the email we sent out last Friday. These changes are important to understand.  

The next webinar which will be Tuesdays, May 19th.  Please stay keep an eye out for an invite.   

Important: Maddock & Associates is here to help you and any other companies who need help with employee benefits.  Feel free to forward these emails and webinar invites to your colleges and business associates.  We understand that many companies are having financial hardships due to the Stay at Home Order.  If you are running into a situation where you or anyone else you know are struggling to afford the medical insurance premium, please let us know so we can help you understand all the options available. Stay well and please stay tuned for more updates.

COVID-19 Resources Webinar Series: Return to Work Considerations

May 04
The next COVID Update webinar will be next Tuesday, May 5th at 8am Pacific Time.   We have had very good feedback from all our clients who have attended these weekly webinars.  If you have not yet attended a webinar, I recommend you tune in:   Click on the Link Below to Register:  https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=ifd2jdxw88f4&campaign=19eiim4xhym9

Due to the unprecedented demand, the COVID-19 crisis has placed upon telecom providers we are requesting that participants please try to listen to the webinar using their computer speakers rather than dialing in via phone line. For participants that must use phone audio, the dial-in information will be provided upon logging in to the webinar.  

A recording will be available the afternoon following the live webinar. 

Sincerely,

David G Maddock, RHU