Employer Benefits To Offer During The COVID 19 Crisis

COVID-19 has shaken the world. For employers, it has led to the loss of staff, increased healthcare costs, and employees regularly missing work. This has created a lot of challenges that have been met with mixed results.

However, when it comes to meeting those challenges, there are many solutions that can work. Here are some of the employer benefits to consider offering as the COVID-19 crisis continues:

Flexible Scheduling

With so many area schools closed, a lot of parents are struggling to balance their children’s remote learning with their own work schedule. This is causing hardship and stress and forcing people to take on risks just to make it all happen.

If possible, provide your staff with flexible scheduling to make things easier for them. If you allow your employees to work from 10 to 6 instead of 9 to 5, it can make a world of difference in their lives.

Emergency Leave

People will likely miss work through no fault of their own during this time, so having flexible emergency leave benefits can prove beneficial. There are many ways to structure emergency leave. You can create a program specifically for COVID-19 and provide paid leave during the quarantine period. You can also look into extending these benefits to qualifying factors such as school closings, family health emergencies, and other secondary causes of missing work as a result of the crisis.

Wellness Programs

COVID-19 is more dangerous for people with preexisting conditions. Many of those are highly common like obesity, while others are genetic chronic illnesses.

Helping your team stay as healthy as possible during the pandemic can help save their lives. Consider implementing a wellness program and focusing on the health of every individual in the organization. Wellness programs in coordination with your health insurance company are ideal because they are structured to address numerous health issues. They can also help boost morale, which everyone needs right now.

Quality Health Insurance

It goes without saying that your business needs health insurance now more than ever before. The costs of contracting COVID-19 can be astronomical. Between the necessary pharmaceuticals and ICU stays, the expenses might accumulate to become a financial burden for the patient.

Quality health insurance plans providing as much coverage as possible are ideal. You do not want someone recovering after an ICU stay only to have to deal with an out-of-network insurance bill. Review your healthcare policy to make sure that it can provide sufficient coverage for issues related to COVID-19.

At National Insurance Partners Inc., we can help review your employer benefits and provide solutions to help you protect your staff during the COVID-19 crisis. You can find a lot of information about some of these benefits and programs on National Insurance Partners. Take the time to browse the website, and then give us a call if you have any questions. We can help you take the steps needed to keep your staff healthy all year round.

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