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The Coronavirus Disease, officially COVID-19, has become a global health emergency. The CDC continues to report additional cases identified throughout the United States. Get the latest updates on the Coronavirus from the CDC here.  Access COVID-19 resources for your state, including testing information, here: State Health Department COVID-19 Resources for Patients and Healthcare Providers.

We are continuing to monitor the situation, evaluating the impacts to your insurance programs and preparing resources to help you prevent and control possible spread of the virus. Be on the lookout for email updates from BKS-Partners regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak. View previous updates below: 

 
One of the measures BKS is taking to keep our clients and colleagues safe is designing a virtual-first work environment. Our colleagues are currently conducting business virtually to avoid any disruption in our ability to serve you. These measures are based on the CDC’s guidance and will evolve with the situation. 

 

WEBINAR RESOURCES & RECORDINGS

Upcoming Webinars:

April 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – Deeper Dive Into FFCRA – New Laws – New Normal

April 6, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – Unpack the CARES Act Pacheck Protection Loan Program, Presented by the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

April 6, 2020,   2:00 p.m. – Coping with the New Normal

HR Policies & Pandemics:
Preparing Businesses for the Coronavirus

During this webinar, we discussed how employers can prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19) through education, implementing communication strategies and staying informed. 

You can access the recorded webinar, along with additional resources related to the topic, by clicking below. 

Business Insurance & Coronavirus: How will your policies respond?

During this webinar, we discussed how liability and workers’ compensation policies will respond to the business impacts of COVID-19 and what you can do to mitigate interruption to your business.

You can access the recorded webinar, along with additional resources related to the topic, by clicking below. 

Retirement Services – State of the Market

During this webinar, we discussed the COVID-19 impact for today and why it happened, investment suggestions on how to proceed, and the long-tern effects to your retirement account.  

You can access the recorded webinar, along with additional resources related to the topic, by clicking below.
 

The Employee Benefits Considerations of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented and has resulted in many employers exploring all options to keep themselves, their families, their employees and their communities safe. While there is a lot of uncertainty, our goal is to provide some clarity on approaches employers may utilize in response to the issues raised by the recent pandemic.

You can access the recorded webinar, along with additional resources related to the topic, by clicking below.

UP TO DATE INFORMATION & RESOURCES FROM CDC

RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

What can you be doing now? 

  • Stay at home if you are sick and check yourself for symptoms of acute respiratory illness
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Clean your hands often

RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS & BUSINESSES

What can you be doing now? 

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Separate sick employees
  • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning
  • Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps

Access resources here: 

Our friends at Hill Ward Henderson have advised that the United States Department of the Treasury issued certain documents, information and guidance with respect to the new Paycheck Protection Program and the loans available under it. The issuance included making the following available:

  • Paycheck Protection Program Application Form (click here)
  • Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet – Borrowers (click here)
  • Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet – Lenders (click here); and
  • Small Business Paycheck Protection Program – Cover (click here)

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