The virility of this virus is pushing our healthcare system beyond capacity with deadly results. Each one of us has the responsibility of staying healthy and not spreading the virus.
I would like to let you know that I am available to support you, especially during this stressful time. Employee benefit plans are designed to help you and your staff through good times as well as crisis. Please let me know if any aspect of your benefit plan needs to be adjusted. I am available by phone, Skype, Zoom and with an abundance of care, even in person, when appropriate.If you don’t already provide health benefits to your staff then please talk to me. Benefits can be very affordable and go a long way to showing your care and concern for your staff and their families.
How are benefits impacted by work-sharing?
How does the closure of dental offices and professional services effect the cost of benefits?
Can life and disability insurance benefits be continued for staff during a temporary layoff?
Can drug, dental, vision and medical benefits be continued for staff during a temporary layoff?
Having lived through a few recessions, anthrax alerts, SCARS and H1N1, I activated our pandemic preparedness plan on January 24, 2020 with the news of the first reported case of Novel Coronavirus in Canada. Within a week the PPE, sanitation and office supplies were toped-up, ultraviolet light sterilization equipment purchased and IT hardware more than 2 years old was replaced. During February, the colocation site was activated, workstations rearranged to ensure a 2-meter berth and the elimination of shared equipment. In March, social distancing, N95 masks, hand sanitizers, increased cleaning and special handling for incoming mail became the new normal.
The influx of new business during March was overwhelming as those businesses considered essential introduced health benefits for their staff that are required to work amidst such uncertainty. The duration of this pandemic is being devoted to helping clients reassess their benefit plan design to ensure the desired results are being achieved.
Connect with me if you would like to assess how your benefit plan can best respond to this crisis.
John Vandeweerd, President
Benefits Interface, Inc.