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Personal Health Insurance Guidance: For Loss of Employment or Income Due to COVID-19 [VIEW WEBINAR]

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Recent events, like the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, have left some individuals and families with reduced income due to layoffs, reduced hours or termination of employment and the possible loss of health insurance coverage. If you or someone you know has recently lost…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): CARES Act – Employer Health Plan Effects

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27. This enormous bill (880 pages) provides $2.2 trillion to address the coronavirus crisis. Provisions in the Act address issues concerning health and welfare plans, retirement plans, financial…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): Departments of Treasury, Labor and the IRS Announce COVID-19 Related Tax Credits

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. The Department of Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the IRS announced impending regulations that will help covered businesses with fewer than 500 employees and all government employers navigate the paid family and sick leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): Ohio Department of Insurance Notice

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. The Ohio Department of Insurance issued a bulletin on March 20, 2020 providing relief from certain insurance regulations. Background The bulletin was issued in response to the request from Governor Mike DeWine to state agencies to develop and implement procedures designed to…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Workplace: Evolving Issues in a National Emergency [VIEW WEBINAR]

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Oswald Companies and Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis partnered to host a webinar on critical employee benefits’ topics as a result of COVID-19: Telecommuting and remote work Paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Closures, Mass Layoffs and WARN Act…

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Individual Health Insurance Guidance: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advisory

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Individuals who are currently or will soon be eligible for COBRA because of loss of employment or a reduction in hours due to COVID-19 may benefit from reviewing broader landscape of insurance providers, plans and costs. Please download the advisory below and…

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Leading Through Crisis: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources From Around the Web

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Oswald Companies will continue to collect helpful links and information from around the web on leading through crisis environments and managing your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note: This is a curated list of external links and resources. This communication is…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impact on Employee Benefits

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) was passed by Congress and has been signed by the President. The Act requires most health plans, including employer sponsored plans, to cover costs related to COVID-19 testing. In addition, it includes significant provisions…

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A Helping Hand to Navigate the Landscape of Health Care

Al Rubosky

Health care happens to all of us and navigating the landscape can be confusing. Whether it’s an unplanned illness, emergency, planned procedure or test, health insurance plan members face access and care decisions at multiple entry points. A member’s health care journey might start with a primary care doctor, emergency…

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The Right Medicine for Successfully Managing Prescription Drug Plans

The fact Americans are living longer – an average of 78.7 years, nine years longer than in 1960 – is attributed to many factors – healthier lifestyles, better access to medical care, and advances in health care practices and medicines. The use of prescription drug plans has become a staple…

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