April 30, 2020

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  We understand that uncertainty is stressful and that demand is high for information and insight. As developments related to COVID-19 continue to evolve, we are making every effort to keep you informed of the impact on the corporate benefits industry, provide guidance on actions to consider and offer tools you can use with your employees.
Please read through the information below related to COVID-19. The latest information will be posted daily to the NFP.com Latest Insights page. If you have any questions, reach out to your NFP contact.
  Milliman White Paper on the Cost Impact of COVID-19 — Summary »  
  NFP Return to Work Webinar Series Begins Monday, May 4  »  
  COVID-19 State Leave Provisions: New York »  
  COVID-19 State Leave Provisions: New Jersey »  
  Updated: Benefits Compliance COVID-19 State Quick Reference Chart »  
  Updated: Benefits Compliance FAQ »  
  Updated: HR Solutions FAQ »  
  Updated: State Leave and Unemployment Legislative Updates »  
  Coming Soon: COVID-19 Cost Impact Modeling Tool  
  COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on people and businesses throughout the world. NFP has developed the COVID-19 Cost Impact Model in order to assist employers in determining the cost impact of the disease on their medical claims. Although data is still emerging and the true cost impact will not be known for months into the future, this model helps give employers a rough estimate of the costs. This new tool will be launching next week. Stay tuned for more information from your advisor.
  View the Webinars Page for the latest offerings on NFP.com.
Get the latest insights for all upcoming and archived webinars.
  Webinar recordings and a copy of the slides will be sent via email to call registrants and participants 4-6 hours after the webinar and will be posted to the NFP.com Latest Insights page. They will also be included in the Corporate Benefits COVID-19 report emails sent every Friday.  
  April 29: HR Solutions Webinar Archives »  
  April 28: Benefits Compliance Webinar Archives »  
  April 27: Disaster Relief Loans Webinar Archives »  
  Retirement Weekly Webinar Archives »  
  Webcast Replay: Event Cancellation and COVID-19 »  

Return to Work Series
Starting Monday, May 4

  Practical Considerations with Return to Work
– Monday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. ET
Register Here
  Employee Benefits and Return to Work
– Wednesday, May 6, at Noon ET
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  Innovation and Return to Work – Monday, May 11, at Noon ET  
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  Business Insurance Issues Related to Return to Work
– Wednesday, May 13, at Noon ET
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  Employee Wellness and Return to Work
– Monday, May 18, at Noon ET
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  Benefits Compliance FAQ | Every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. CT  
  Hear the latest Benefits Compliance COVID-19 updates as the team answers frequently asked questions and addresses questions from the previous webinar. We’ll also be addressing return-to-work scenarios as companies begin to contemplate re-opening for business.
Register Here
  Retirement | Every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CT  
  On this weekly call we will cover:
  • Latest market updates and investment manager perspectives
  • Latest legal and compliance updates
  • How to communicate with your employees
  • Resources available through NFP
Register Now
  Technical Information  
  The NFP webinars are hosted on Zoom. Prior to the webinar, you can join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom and test your speakers.

You may follow this link for Zoom’s instructions on how to test your system.
  Mindful Leader:
Workplace Mindfulness Free Summit | May 4, 2020 »

Big Question Series

  NFP’s Sales Enablement team has launched a “Big Question” series to deliver timely information in uncertain times. Each piece focuses on big questions we’ve heard from clients on various topics, with an NFP subject matter expert providing answers and insight.  
  How Restaurants Are Surviving »  
  Speaker: Jenna Johnson, NFP
SME: Aaron Ginsberg, Welcome Conference

Key Takeaway: The global pandemic has hit the hospitality and restaurant industry very hard, but there are positives and ways restaurants can survive and learn from this to be better positioned when we normalize.
  In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon look at benefits issues relating to returning to work, as companies begin mulling reopening and bringing back employees. The two start with a discussion of benefit eligibility, COBRA and premium payments relating to furloughs and layoffs, as the employer’s decisions then impact issues to consider upon returning to work. Suzanne then outlines some issues employers should consider when collecting premium payment from employees in arrears, how to handle waiting periods for rehires and what to do with employee FSA (both health and dependent care) elections upon return. The two close with a short discussion on plan amendments and employee communications.  
  Instead of Selling Lemonade, Boy Sets Up ‘Drive-By Joke Stand’ to Spread Laughter During Quarantine »  
  Interested in updates on NFP’s other lines of business?  
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This information has been provided as an informational resource for NFP clients and business partners. It is intended to provide general guidance, and is not intended to address specific risk scenarios. Regarding insurance coverage questions, each specific policy must be reviewed in its entirety to determine the extent, if any, of coverage available for the impact of the Coronavirus. If you have questions, please reach out to your NFP contact.