On June 11, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued more guidance concerning COVID-19 and return to work. Click for FAQs regarding the new guidance. For more information, contact a Murray Health Benefits consultant at 717.397.9600.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many organizations have been faced with making tough decisions—often leading to layoffs, furloughed employees and reduced pay. Post-coronavirus, many employers find themselves torn between balancing fair compensation and the current financial realities of their business—while hoping to return to a new sense of normalcy. The current employment market is intrigued by more than just pay, and compensation is often viewed holistically—including benefits packages. As organizations complete post-coronavirus planning, benefits can be leveraged as an attractive offering for both current and prospective employees. Click for Post-coronavirus compensation considerations for employers. Contact a Murray Health Benefits consultant at 717.397.9600 to further discuss your options.
Teke Drummond, Executive Director Penn Medicine HealthWorks, provided an overview of how businesses can best be prepared for safe and responsible operations in the current COVID-19 environment. Highlights covered in the webinar include: Overview of Penn Medicine HealthWorks as a comprehensive service to employers. Update on the current state of COVID 19 on our community. Understanding the recommendation of Prevention, Exposure Management, and Quarantine / Return to Work measures needed to ensure safety. Review of regulatory standards. Service recommendations to address employee well-being amidst COVID 19 and a modified work design. Update on testing protocols and contact tracing services. Click for “Kicking COVID Together, and use password sCMpEFw5 To further discuss, contact your Murray Health Benefits Consultant at 717.397.9600.
The National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will affect employees well beyond the immediacy of the initial crisis. As an employer, you have a unique ability and responsibility to manage your benefit providers, such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and health insurance plans to ensure your workers have access to the help and support they need. Find out more about an employer’s role>>> To further discuss, contact your Murray Risk Control Consultant or Health Benefits Consultant at 717.397.9600.
Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the subject of additional stimulus bills, legal guidance and interim final rules. In the latest development, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which is a bill that provides borrowers with greater flexibility in spending PPP funds without compromising forgiveness eligibility. What is included in the bill? If you have questions, contact Matt Pfeiffenberger, Vice President, Health Benefits Solutions at 717.283.9680.
By Patrick J. Dixon, Account Executive, and Jeff Gelburd, CPCU, ARM, Vice President As we continue to work through the current pandemic, ESOP companies considering purchasing or renewing Executive Liability Insurance (D&O, Fiduciary, EPL, and Crime) should know that the insurance marketplace is taking measures on new applications as well as upcoming renewals. Read how it may impact >>> Murray, an ESOP Company, administers an affinity insurance program endorsed by The ESOP Association since 1989. The Program offers D&O, Fiduciary, EPL and Cyber Liability insurances to ESOP companies. If you have questions, contact Patrick (717.725.3203) or Jeff (717.579.1485).
Living our Core Values as an Agency has never been more important. Facing the challenges of coronavirus, we joined together to seek balance in our personal and professional lives, took ownership of our health and responsibility for protecting our clients and families. But now, the horrible death of George Floyd focuses our attention on the bias that exists in our world and elevates the significance of our “community” and “diversity” values. This senseless act reinforces the importance of righting wrongs and healing wounds that go far deeper than we may have known. The need for personal and community action is on our minds as we ask ourselves, “What can I do – what can we do together?” To say we …
As a member of the Lancaster community, Murray wholeheartedly supports the Lancaster Chamber’s “Recovery Lancaster” initiative – Let’s Get Back To Business. We recognize small businesses are the backbone of our county. They bring growth, innovation and employment opportunities by creating meaningful jobs and developing lasting relationships. That’s why “Cultivate Community” is one of our core values. It’s our responsibility to improve the places where we live, work and play, to genuinely connect and be a positive influence by partnering with businesses so they are better prepared and more secure. More information regarding funding, supplies, and staff health and safety for your business is available at RecoveryLancaster.com.