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COVID-19 Update: InterWest on Customers Who Refuse to Wear Masks

Friday, August 28, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: RiskProNet Intl.
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COVID-19 Resources

 

Latest post: InterWest on dealing with customers who refuse to wear masks.

 

Resources on COVID-19 and its impact on insurance clients have been compiled by RiskProNet members across the country. If you’re looking for ideas for communicating with your clients and examples of best practices, check here first.

 

RPNI Member COVID-19 Summary Pages

AHT Insurance

AssuredPartners of Ohio, LLC

BFL Canada Insurance Services, Inc. & BLF Ontario

Buckner Company Inc.

Crane Agency

InterWest Insurance Services LLC

Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.

M3 Insurance

Moody Insurance Agency Inc.

SterlingRisk

SullivanCurtisMonroe

Valent Group

 

AHT Insurance

 

AssuredPartners of Ohio, LLC

 

BFL Canada Insurance Services

 

BCH

 

Buckner Company, Inc.

 

Connor & Gallagher Insurance Services, Inc.

 

Crane Agency

  • Resources by carrier and guidance on essential vs. nonessential businesses

 

InterWest Insurance Services LLC

  • Employer’s legal responsibilities for safety of a home workplace, including OSHA regulations
  • Is COVID-19 Recordable or Reportable to OSHA ?
  • Workers’ compensation rating and claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. Excerpt: “”The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is pursuing the temporary rules to ensure fairness for employers so that their workers’ comp rates and experience modifiers (X-Mods) are not adversely affected by COVID-19-related issues.  
  • EEOC says it’s legal to take workers’ temperatures. Excerpt: “The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance that authorizes employers to measure employees’ body temperature, even though it’s considered a ’medical exam,’ which would typically be off limits under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It said the ADA does not prevent employers from following the guidelines and suggestions made by the Centers for Disease Control.”
  • Why Telecommuting Is An Essential Part of A Business Continuity Plan. Documenting your policy.
  • 10 Potential Causes of Employee COVID-19 Lawsuits
  • How to Open Shop and Bring Staff Back to Work
  • Testing Workers for COVID-19 Raises Privacy, Discrimination Issues
  • COVID-19 Workers' Comp Claims May Not Be as High as Expected
  • Virginia's pandemic workplace safety standards could become a model for other states
  • Return to work plans during pandemic has sparked employment litigation
  • How telemedicine is helping the workers' compensation system
  • COVID-18 bring telemedicine to the forefront as a cost-saving approach
  • Employers may have to pay for COVID-19 testing as staff member return to work. 
  • California Legislature addresses "holes" in the system for workers who contract coronavirus on the job.
  • California Department of Public Health issues "playbook" for business reopenings and responding to outbreaks in the work place.
  • Workers comp rates are expected to rise in California as a result of COVID-19.
  • Dealing with customers who refuse to wear masks.

 

Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.

  • Clinical issues that employers face in the workplace as a result of COVID-19, as well as how to prepare for re-entry into a healthy workplace when we return from telecommuting. 
  • The State of the P&C Insurance Marketplace Post COVID-19 Excerpt: “It is reasonable to expect there ultimately will be claims paid out by insurance carriers, which impacts their underwriting profit. However, the biggest concern is in the area that fueled insurance carrier rising stock prices: investment income.”
  • COVID-19 has left companies scrambling to manage the evolving threat against the continuity of their business. State, local, and federal governments continue to release new recommended and required actions of individuals and companies. Where do commercial insurance policies fit into the corporate landscape? What risk prevention measures should executives be looking to implement? What additional threats are evolving as a result of COVID-19? Webinar: https://hubs.ly/H0nS_fw0
  • Before COVID-19, commercial insurance for senior care providers experienced market disruption. COVID-19 introduced new issues.
  • Matt Musilli of JKJ discuss commercial leasing on a podcast on Re-Leased

 

M3 Insurance

 

Moody Insurance Agency, Inc.

  • How Coronavirus Could Impact Your Business Insurance: business interruption, liability concerns, supply chain issues, workers comp, preparing for a claim
  • Insurance issues facing roofing contractors in the pandemic

 

Sterling Risk

 

SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance

Selected webinars

  • Employee benefits
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Payroll practices
  • Adapting to keep your business afloat
  • Impacts on health care spend
  • Employee retention tax credit
  • Submitting Insurance Claims to SCM. Excerpt: “Our recommendation is yes . ... A couple of points that may help answer some of your questions are:  1) standard property policies require direct physical loss at a scheduled location to trigger coverage, and this includes business interruption losses; 2) in general, most policies have an exclusion for communicable disease. “

 

Valent Group

  • Alabama unemployment benefits. Excerpt: “Alabama encourages employers to file on their employees’ behalf.In return, Alabama will refrain from counting the filings against the employer’s experience rating – a factor in determining their unemployment tax rate.”
  • Does COVID-19 Qualify as a Force Majeure Event?
  • Return to Work Guidance for After COVID-19 Shutdown
  • Worksheet to determine available benefits
  • Building Closures May Have Increased Risk of Legionnaires' Disease