May 7, 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 Latest Insights page. If you have any questions, reach out to your NFP contact.
  It’s Here: 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 is now available. Stay tuned for more information from your advisor.
  Reminder: NFP Return to Work Webinar Series Continues Monday, May 11 »  
  Plan Conversion in Volatile Markets »  
  DOL Issues COVID-19 Relief via Certain Notice Extensions for Employee Benefit Plans »  
  Compliance Considerations on Insurance Carrier Refunds in the COVID-19 Environment »  
  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 »  
Industry Resources
  Benefits Compliance FFCRA Flowchart »  
  View the Webinars Page for the latest offerings on
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 Latest Insights page. They will also be included in the Corporate Benefits COVID-19 report emails sent every Friday.  
  May 4: Practical Considerations with Return to Work »  
  May 5: Benefits Compliance Webinar Archives »  
  May 6: Employee Benefits and Return to Work »  
  May 7: Retirement Weekly COVID-19 Webinar »  

Return to Work Series Continues
Monday, May 11

  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.
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  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
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  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.
  Employers across the country are busy crafting their Return to Work strategies. Strategies which include things like PPE, office spacing, testing, assessments and vital sign monitoring. But what about planning for an increase in workplace violence? These are unprecedented times and “business as usual” has been replaced by fear, uncertainty and doubt.
In our latest Insight from the Experts podcast, NFP's Head of Innovation, Mark Rieder, sits down with Ty Smith, founder and CEO (and Retired Navy SEAL) of Vigilance Risk Solutions, to discuss how fear, uncertainty and doubt could lead to violence in the workplace, and what VSR is doing to help organizations ensure the safety of their employees as they return to work.
  Coronavirus is Driving Down Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Levels Last Seen 10 Years Ago »  
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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.