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 »

Wellbeing Wrap-up: COVID-19 & Holistic Wellbeing

March 27, 2020
It’s no secret that many people are under a tremendous amount of stress because of the coronavirus outbreak and its disruption to daily life. At this point, wellbeing may feel unattainable, however, with the right mindset and some effort it is possible! Gretchen Day, VP of Health... Find out more »

Physician Practices Flexing Their Operating Model in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020
Many physician practices are expanding their telehealth capabilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, they are rescheduling many routine appointments for several months from now, especially for patients who might be older or are burdened by chronic conditions. The... Find out more »

How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace (and a More Tension-Free Workday) in Your Home

March 20, 2020
The constant barrage of news coverage and COVID-19 statistics are enough to make anyone’s shoulders tense… but your remote work set-up shouldn’t! Some people are familiar with working from home and already have a home office set-up, but for others, this is uncharted... Find out more »

Apps to Encourage Wellbeing While at Working Remote

March 18, 2020
A commonly asked question in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is, how can we encourage our employees who are working remotely to stay physically AND mentally well while at home? Many companies are currently offering free access to their wellbeing apps and content during the COVID-19 outbreak.... Find out more »

Is an Expansion of Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Paid Sick Leave on the Horizon?

March 16, 2020
Saturday night, the House of Representatives passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” The Bill still needs to pass the Senate and then be signed by President Trump, so plenty of unknowns and possible changes could occur to the Bill including it not being passed at... Find out more »

Coronavirus: Hope for the Best but Plan for the Worst

March 13, 2020
While employers (and individuals) should always hope for the best, it is always a good idea to plan for the worst. In this alert, your Alera Group, Inc. (“Alera”) team is providing general guidance to its clients and friends, including advice focused on their employees and a review of... Find out more »

How to Stay in Compliance When Employees Work Remotely

March 12, 2020
As telecommuting continues to gain popularity with it comes a new set of compliance challenges for businesses. Telecommuting occurs when employees do some or all of their work away from the company’s main office. Computers, laptops and cell phones, and the availability of high-speed... Find out more »