Guidance for Small Business Leaders

Maintaining Business Continuity During Times of Crisis

With most Americans practicing extreme social distancing, organizations of all sizes have a shortage of customers, perhaps most significantly small businesses. This economic crisis has forced small business owners to reimagine their current operations and focus on survival post-pandemic. OneDigital is your ally and will continue to provide the latest guidance that can help your business blunt the crisis’ impact and enable your organization to emerge stronger.
Reference OneDigital’s Coronavirus Advisory Hub for complete actionable workplace management strategies and guidance, critical to maintaining workplace operations.

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Alternative Medical Plan Strategies for Small Businesses

Watch the on-demand advisory session and learn how employers can think differently when it comes to an effective long-term solution to help stabilize their current medical plan spending strategies.

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Local Coronavirus Small Business Loan And Grant Programs

In addition to federal relief options put in place by the government, there are a number of relief sources strategically designed to support small businesses, including grants and emergency loans from states, cities and community organizations.

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Back to Business—Strategic HR Guidance for Returning to Work

Watch the on-demand session for an overview of how businesses can begin preparing for returning to work and helping the workforce transition into new and adjusted business operations.

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CARES Act and PPP Considerations for Small Businesses

Watch the on-demand advisory session to discover how to benefit from the CARES Act and explore strategies unique to your business situation and offer advice on what your company should be doing now.

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Returning to the Workplace Checklist

Download the checklist for a comprehensive list of workplace considerations to take into account before welcoming employees back to work as well as strategic communications, health and safety, compliance and re-engagement questions to ask of your leadership team.

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FMLA & Furlough Considerations for Small Employers

Watch the on-demand webinar to hear from OneDigital’s HR Consulting and compliance leaders as they delve into FMLA provisions and requirements, guidance and best practices around furlough and workforce reductions and more.

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Is My Business Eligible For Economic Relief?

OneDigital’s Business Relief Calculator—determine your business’ eligibility for federal economic relief and calculate your potential financial support.


Return to Work Reboot Toolkit

Download our Reboot Toolkit for strategic guidance around returning to the workplace, as well as future considerations employers should make to ensure the continued safety of their employees.


Coronavirus Customer Information Toolkit

Download OneDigital’s Customer Information Toolkit for helpful templates, resources, answers to top questions and compliance considerations to be aware of during this unprecedented time.


Customizable Workforce Templates

For additional and customizable employee-facing email templates to proactively communicate organizational policies and updates with your workforce, visit the Guidance for Benefits & HR Leaders page.

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COVID-19 Expertise

The latest fresh thinking and strategic guidance, specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The latest COVID-19 guidance in easy-to-consume formats.





OneDigital strategists present practical solutions that are actionable, timely and helpful in shaping workforce decision-making during these uncertain times.


  • Death of an Employee Due to COVID-19
  • Focusing on Your Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Furloughs, Layoffs & the Paycheck Protection Program
  • FLSA Considerations During COVID-19
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: 4 Things You Need to Know
  • What Should an Employer Do If An Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19?

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Small Business Guidance Advisory

Your team of experts and strategists dedicated to helping you navigate through these turbulent times.

Carrie Balicki VP of Client Services

James Battmer Chief Investment Officer – Retirement Services

Annette Bechtold Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance
Camry Blaising Managing Principal

Rebecca Blake Principal, HR Consulting

Julie Cape EVP Client Services and Small Group Market
George Papagelis VP, Client Strategy and Solutions

Josh Roland Principal

Matthew Rust Managing Consultant
Nancy Saperstone Senior HR Business Partner and Communications Specialist

Tom Wimer National Human Resources Consulting (HRC) Practice Leader

Erica Cordova Zinkie VP, Legal and Compliance

Need additional guidance? Connect with OneDigital’s COVID-19 Response Support Team.

Submit the form with your COVID-19 benefits, workplace and business continuity questions and a member of our Advisory Response Team will get you the support you need. For a full index of frequently asked questions, visit our Employer FAQ page.

Current OneDigital customers are encouraged to contact their local advisory teams for personalized and strategic response guidance.

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Legal Disclaimer: The statements made herein are based on current and publicly available information, are informational only, are not legal advice, and no attorney-client privilege is created by OneDigital. Because the information surrounding COVID-19 and the governmental response to it is constantly changing, the information provided may quickly become outdated. OneDigital makes no express or implied representations or warranties arising by law or otherwise, all of which are expressly disclaimed.

We encourage organizations to seek guidance from health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as local government entities for a comprehensive and timely view of the current state of the virus as well as information on prevention.

The information contained here and the statements expressed are a general nature and are not intended to address the circumstances of any particular or individual entity. This advisory hub is made available by OneDigital for educational purposes only. Please consult with your local advisory team member for advice specific to your situation.