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Benefits Bulletin: The CARES Act – What Employers Need to Know

March 30, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the U.S. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide $2.2 trillion in federal funding designed to provide financial assistance for those struggling as a result of the coronavirus (COVD-19) outbreak. The new law also includes several provisions affecting health plan coverage. This Bulletin summarizes the …

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DOL Issues Employer Resources

March 27, 2020

Employers impacted by COVID-19 have a variety of questions regarding the Act’s effect on their business and employees.  While there are still many questions left unanswered, the Department of Labor (DOL) is continuing to release guidance and resources often to help employers. This Bulletin provides an update on the recent releases from the DOL. Download …

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Coronavirus Stimulus Direct Payments FAQ

March 26, 2020

Congress is close to passing a $2 trillion stimulus bill to help offset the financial burdens created by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bill proposes to send direct payments to Americans. This article contains answers to questions employees may have about those payments. It will be updated when more specifics are released. Download bulletin HERE. …

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HR Quick Reference Guide: Navigating COVID-19

March 25, 2020

This HR Quick Reference Guide answers many questions we have received in response to navigating COVID-19. Download Reference Guide HERE.                            

HR Bulletin: DOL Issues First Round of Guidance on FFCRA

March 25, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced on March 24, 2020 its first round of published guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) for employees and employers. This HR Bulletin provides a brief summary of this recent guidance. Read Full Bulletin HERE.           …

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HR Newsletter: 3/24/20

March 24, 2020

In this Issue: The Intersection of COVID-19 and Laws: An FAQ for U.S. Employers Employer Checklist for Responding to a Positive COVID-19 Test PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series:  The Cybersecurity of an Entire Organization Working from Home DHS Issues Advisory “Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response” EEOC Publishes Additional COVID-19 …

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FAQs for COVID-19 and Group Health Plans

March 24, 2020

This Benefits Bulletin provides answers to the most frequently asked questions VCG has received regarding the impact of COVID-19 on group health plans. Please note this is a living document that we will continue to update as we receive developments. VCG is here for you – please reach out if you need further clarification or …

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COVID-19 HR & Employee Benefits Webinars

March 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an emergent situation in the workplace and we know employers have questions related to their business, safety of their employees, and new legislation with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To help answer your questions, we have created two on-demand webinars presenting on the recent changes and what employers should be …

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