May 14, 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.
  Reminder: NFP Return to Work Webinar Series Continues Monday, May 18 »  
  Updated: The Pharmacy Landscape and COVID-19 »  
  IRS Announces New Guidance for Section 125 Cafeteria Plans and Related High Deductible Health Plans, and ICHRAs »  
  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 »  
  HR Solutions FAQ »  
  Updated: State Leave and Unemployment Legislative Updates »  
  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.
  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 11: Innovation and Return to Work Archives »  
  May 12: Benefits Compliance Webinar Archives »  
  May 13: Business Insurance Issues Related to Return to Work »  
  May 14: Retirement Weekly COVID-19 Webinar »  

Return to Work Series Continues
Monday, May 18

  Recalibrating Work and Health in the New Normal:
Challenges and Practical Guidance
– 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.
  In this episode, special guest Geoff Seibel, VP of Actuarial Services at NFP, joins Chase Cannon to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on fully and self-insured plan costs. Geoff starts by addressing the cost impact for fully insured plans, including differences for small and large group markets. Chase and Geoff then discuss actual COVID-19-related costs, including the difference in costs for COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized and those who are placed in the ICU. Geoff explains the differences in averages across the general populations versus employer groups, and the differences between explicit and implicit costs (and how both impact overall costs). Geoff and Chase close by discussing best methods for tracking changes (since models and costs change daily) and how modeling tools and other resources can help employers better understand impacts on their own populations and plans.  
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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.