Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

April 27, 2020
COVID-19 has brought many new challenges to the way we communicate with our coworkers, friends and family.  Never has listening been more important than it is right now.  As we focus on listening fully, listening with focus and listening with the true intent to understand and not just... Find out more »

Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

April 20, 2020
As we all adapt to new rhythms of working from home and social distancing, it's important that we stay on top of our wellbeing. Each week we're putting together a fresh list of wellbeing resources that target reach of the six categories of holistic wellbeing: career, social, financial,... Find out more »

Who Is Eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) Coverage & Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) Coverage?

April 13, 2020
Download this scenario chart HERE. To be eligible for benefits, three criteria must be met:  Employer must have work for the employee; Employer and employee must agree on a work schedule; Employee must have a qualifying reason (see FFCRA FAQs for details) Joey... Find out more »

Implementing Workplace Controls During COVID-19

This article was adapted from the COVID-19 in the Construction Industry webinar on April 9, 2020. To watch the full webinar, click here. During the COVID-19 outbreak, when it may not be possible to eliminate the hazard, the most effective protection measures are engineering controls,... Find out more »

COVID-19, Remote Working and Cyber Attacks

April 10, 2020
Amid the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are devoting most of their attention to finances — and with good reason. The disruption caused by the pandemic threatens their very existence. So the questions insurance agents are hearing most often these... Find out more »

COVID-19 & Construction: Classifying Worker Exposure

April 9, 2020
How an Outbreak Could Affect the Workplaces This article was adapted from the COVID-19 in the Construction Industry webinar on April 9, 2020. To watch the full webinar, click here. In the absence of a vaccine, an outbreak may also be an extended event. As a result, workplaces may... Find out more »

Is Your Business Eligible for Federal COVID-19 Assistance?

The passing of the CARES Act and $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created extensive financial assistance to help businesses continue operating and enable employees to retain their jobs. It also created endless questions about eligibility for loans and grants, and about compliance with... Find out more »

Wellbeing Wrap-up: Mental Wellbeing & COVID-19

April 2, 2020
Having a safe place for employees to care for their mental health is essential for workplaces to be their best and for employees to experience wellbeing. Liz Entin, Director of Health Strategies & Solutions at SIG, an Alera Group firm in Baltimore, MD, interviews NAMI Metro... Find out more »

Managing Anxiety During a Pandemic

April 1, 2020
It’s no surprise that rates of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders soar during pandemics.1 Currently, 58% of U.S. workers are suffering from COVID-related anxiety, and 35% say it’s interfering with their workplace productivity.2 In times of stress or trauma, such as a... Find out more »

COVID-19 FAQ Guides for Employees & Employers

In these unprecedented times, we know that both employers and employees are looking for guidance when it comes to COVID-19. We've compiled two FAQ guides for employees and employers that walk through the answers to the frequently asked questions that our firms around the nation are... Find out more »