COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Update

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Lisa Yelovich, Master Claim Specialist . March 25, 2020 As we are all aware, the novel coronavirus or “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated as COVID-19), is upon us, and employers and employees alike are seeking direction as to how to navigate this serious health risk. Many of you may have received information from your workers’ compensation medical provider panel physicians.  Those of you who work with WORKNET Occupational Medicine, for example, received their March 3, 2020 communication regarding their current position on COVID-19 testing. They suggest following the guidelines as based upon the recommendations of the CDC and World Health Organization, (listed below for your reference). We expect other medical providers and facilities are following the same recommendations – check …

NAVIGATING COVID-19: What’s Relevant

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As we navigate information surrounding COVID-19, most important is finding what’s relevant today. Your Murray team is here to provide you with information related to COVID-19 from our areas of expertise as well as to help you find information best delivered by other credible sources. We will continue to post relevant information on this blog.  Our current clients can log into Succeed and the Risk Control Toolbox for more information and, of course, we encourage you to call or e-mail your Murray consultant with your specific questions. For more information, check out these resources: For Business Planning CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers to Plan and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Feb. 2020 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-business-response.html For Travel Risk …

Managing Coronavirus Impacts on Employee Benefits

Denise Gillin Health Benefits, News

Murray and Contribution Health are partnering to help our clients navigate the everchanging circumstances brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a link to information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that is effective April 2, 2020, as well as a link to a summary of what the webinar covers. Families First Coronavirus Response  Coronavirus Update Summary Any questions can be directed to your Murray Health Benefits Consultant or by contacting Matt Pfeiffenberger, Vice President, Health Benefits Solutions, via email or by calling 717.735.3069.

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COVID-19 for Businesses and Individuals

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Timothy W. Braun, Risk Control Specialist COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, is an infectious respiratory illnesses. (Also called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2). Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses. Symptoms Corona Virus can cause fever, cough, body ache, fatigue; sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Can result in pneumonia. Illness can range from mild to severe, even fatal in rare cases.  Older individuals and those with health complications are more susceptible. Transmission Can be spread from person to person through droplets in the air from an infected person coughing, sneezing or talking. The droplets land on the mouth, nose, or are inhaled …

Does Your Credit Score Really Matter?

Denise Gillin News, Wealth Management

In the late 1940s, engineer Bill Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac met while working at the Stanford Research Institute, the legendary post-war industrial thinktank. The two of them developed an algorithm, using a credit scoring system, that helped predict the chances that a borrower would repay a loan. In 1958 they founded Fair, Isaac and Company and soon began pitching their scoring system to financial institutions.1 Fast forward 30 years. The company shortened its name to what its customers were calling it, FICO, and was well on its way to becoming the standard measure for consumer credit worthiness—used for everything from credit cards to mortgages. Today, credit bureaus (also called credit agencies) collect data relevant to your risk as a …