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COVID-19 Update: May 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and organizations, and is evolving quickly each and every day. Parker, Smith & Feek is dedicated to keeping you informed on the latest information.

Employee Benefits

Annual Benefits Webinar

Although we can’t connect in person, Parker, Smith & Feek thought it was more important than ever to host our annual benefits seminar. Please join us for a virtual presentation of this event, covering COVID-19-related compliance issues and tools to focus, relax, and build resilience in difficult times. Register opens in a new windowhere.

COVID-19 Benefits-Related Checklist

We have included opens in a new windowa summary of legislative and regulatory changes related to COVID-19 that affect employer-sponsored health plans. It includes eligibility issues, extended timeframes, and cafeterias plan election changes.

Some health insurers will provide premium forgiveness to many policyholders

Some carriers including opens in a new windowPremera Blue Cross and opens in a new windowUnitedHealthcare, are offering short-term premium forgiveness as a result of fewer elective procedures occurring during the coronavirus pandemic. You will be notified by your carrier if this applies to your health plan. Read the press release for more details from the opens in a new windowWashington Insurance Commissioner.

General Insurance

Webinar – Strategic and Defendable Terminations

We hosted a webinar focused on reducing any potential legal risk when terminating an employee. Watch the recording and download valuable resources opens in a new windowhere.

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