The COVID-19 Blog Posts You Need All in One Place

May 26, 2020

Our blog is just one of the tools we use to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and trends with your employee benefits and COBRA. And the COVID-19 pandemic has created all sorts of news, and it has given birth to a number of trends. While so much has happened in the last couple months, we wanted to assemble all of our pandemic-related blog posts in one place so you have an easy reference to the news and insight you need. 

COVID-19 benefits news and insight

3 Takeaways From the Coronavirus Response Act

In March, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which made coronavirus testing free. It also addressed telemedicine expenses and paid family leave. Click here to learn more about this legislation.  

4 Ways to Help Employees Through Their Benefits

Your employees’ benefits needs may have changed during these times, especially since more offices have moved to a work-from-home model to promote social distancing. Find out a few ways you can help your employees through their employee benefits.

The CARES Act and What It Means For You

In late March, the CARES Act was signed into law, which gave Health Savings Account (HSA), Medical Flexible Spending Account (Medical FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) participants an expanded list of expenses they can purchase with their funds. Learn more about the CARES Act. 

Make Working From Home Work For You

With more Americans working from home for the first time, some new challenges may emerge. In this blog post, we share some tips on how to effectively transition from the office to a work-from-home environment. 

How to Boost Employee Culture Without an Office

The social and cultural elements of an office are critical to the success of any business, but there are a number of things you can do to sustain a winning culture when employees are working from home. We provide some tips here. 

5 New OTC Expenses for HSA and Medical FSA Funds

The CARES Act made a slew of healthcare-related expenses eligible for HSA and Medical FSA funds without a prescription. Here are five new types of eligible expenses. 

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Direct Bill Administration

Direct Bill has become increasingly important during these times, as some employees take leave of absences or are furloughed for the time being. Learn three ways you’ll benefit by outsourcing your Direct Bill to a third-party administrator. 

Evolution of Benefits Plans During Pandemic

If you’re wondering how your specific employee benefits plan has been affected, this blog post can help. We break down each employee benefits plans to give you the specific impact on each.

10 HSA and FSA Expenses for Under $10

Has the work-from-home experience left you in need of specific childcare expenses? Or even expenses focused on your own care and wellbeing? We’ve compiled 10 HSA- and FSA-eligible expenses for under $10 that can help you at this time. 

How the Pandemic Changed Employees’ Benefits Engagement

With a heightened focus on social distancing, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way employees engage with their benefits. And some of these changes could have a lasting impact, as employees embrace technology and resources they may not have otherwise been using. We outline the changes in this blog post

What Recent Notices Mean for Your Employee Benefits

Two separate notices were issued in recent weeks that provide temporary relief for your employees and COBRA members. Learn more about each notice and how they affect your plans. 

Would you like to learn more about your employee benefits and the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out our resource page.

The information in this blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, you should consult your own counsel. 

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