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COVID-19 Employer Advisory Session: Furloughs, Layoffs & Leaves: How It Affects Your Employee’s Health Benefits

As the workforce responds to the evolving coronavirus pandemic, organizations must understand and plan for the impact by adopting policies and programs to mitigate repercussions while proactively managing their workforce and the care and safety of employees.

A unique challenge with this public health emergency is how layoffs and furloughs impact employee’s benefits, which are essential to combating the spread of the virus. Several existing employee benefits laws and regulations guide the decision-making process for offering benefits during a layoff, furlough or other leave of absence.

During the session, gain an understanding of the laws that require employers to offer active coverage for employees. Also, discover details around when employers can change benefits offered and insights for those employers that want to cover benefits when not required, considering the Affordable Care Act (ACA), COBRA and Cafeteria Plans.

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Learn more on this topic by checking out Erica’s related blog post, COVID-19 Furloughs, Layoffs & Leaves: How It Affects Your Employee’s Health Benefits.

Looking to further understand and mitigate the coronavirus pandemic on your business operations and workforce? View more COVID-19 Employer Advisory Sessions to hear from OneDigital advisors addressing and translating the evolving coronavirus pandemic for employers. Take action now to alleviate the long-term impact and proactively develop business planning strategies.

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