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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 24th, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). They did so in three parts which are as follows: Fact Sheet for Employees Fact Sheet for Employers Questions and Answers On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “CRA”). Subsequently, the House made several technical corrections, narrowing some aspects of the original version of the bill, which is the version ultimately [...]

2020-03-25T12:58:19+00:00March 20th, 2020|

COVID-19 Business Insurance FAQ’s (Including Business Interruption and Worker’s Comp)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially increased the severity of COVID-19 from an outbreak to a pandemic. The United States has over 1,000 confirmed cases and at least 30 deaths that have been attributed to COVID-19. Worldwide there have been more than 120,000 cases reported and over 4,000 deaths. With more than 100 countries affected, some drastic steps are being taken to contain COVID-19 and limit the number of cases and deaths. All across our nation, we are seeing schools and universities shifting to online learning environments or prolonging spring breaks, sporting [...]

2020-03-20T18:59:47+00:00March 16th, 2020|

CDC Steps to Prevent Illness

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person to person either between people who are withing close contact with one another, about 6 feet, or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Take Steps to Protect Yourself Clean Your Hands Often Wash your hands often [...]

2020-03-20T19:00:01+00:00March 16th, 2020|

Is My Healthcare Provider Covering COVID19 Testing and Treatments?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially increased the severity of COVID-19 from an outbreak to a pandemic. The United States has over 1,000 confirmed cases and at least 30 deaths that have been attributed to COVID-19. Worldwide there has been more than 120,000 cases reported and over 4,000 deaths. With more than 100 countries affected, some drastic steps are being taken to contain COVID-19 and limit the number of cases and deaths. All across our nation we are seeing schools and universities shifting to online learning environments or prolonging spring breaks, sporting [...]

2020-03-20T19:00:16+00:00March 16th, 2020|

Cyber Insurance 101

If you go into a business today, chances are you will encounter technology in many forms. From the card reader you use to pay for your purchase to the computer sitting on the desk they may use for inventory or customer management; businesses today are using technology more and more. With this increased use of technology, comes increased risk. There are many different types of risks that are associated with a business using technology. These include data breaches, malware attacks, loss of data, hacking, and [...]

2020-01-31T19:30:54+00:00February 23rd, 2020|

Auto Insurance 101

Whether you are driving a beat-up hand me down from your sister or a brand-new tesla off the lot, your car likely means a lot to you. It is not only a necessity in today’s world, but also something you have worked very hard to obtain. However, with the privilege of owning and driving a car comes risk and responsibility. As a driver, you are responsible for your vehicle and any of your passengers. Should you be at fault for an accident, you are also responsible for any of the damage [...]

2020-01-31T19:35:12+00:00February 16th, 2020|

Gannon Associates Receives 2020 Best of Shamokin Award

Gannon Associates has been selected for the 2020 Best of Shamokin Award in the Auto Insurance Agency category by the Shamokin Award Program. Each year, the Shamokin Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Shamokin area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose [...]

2020-02-06T14:07:25+00:00February 6th, 2020|

Workers’ Compensation 101

Workers' compensation insurance, commonly known as workers’ comp, is insurance that covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages for employees who become injured or ill on the job. Coverage also includes employee rehabilitation and death benefits. How does workers' compensation insurance work? When an employee gets injured at work, they should report the injury to their employer and then file a workers' compensation insurance claim.  From there the claim goes to the insurance company where it is determined what type of benefits are required [...]

2020-01-31T16:13:00+00:00February 2nd, 2020|

Christmas Campaign 2019 – Animal Care Sanctuary

The Animal Care Sanctuary and Gannon Associates Insurance are teaming up to make sure all of the cats and dogs are well-taken care of this winter and we’re asking you for help to collect some of the supplies that help them do all the great things that they do!  Animal Care Sanctuary cares for over 700 animals annually who come from overrun shelters, areas hit by disaster, owner surrenders, as well as abandoned, mistreated or animals with special needs. An adoption rate of 91% means ACS adopts out over 600 animals each year, [...]

2019-12-12T19:31:58+00:00December 12th, 2019|

Let’s Review The Important Stuff!

Let’s Review The Important Stuff! Medicare’s 2020 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins October 15, 2019, and ends on December 7, 2019. AEP applies ONLY to Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. This is the one time of year you can change your Medicare Advantage Plan and Prescription Drug Plan without a Special Enrollment Period. AEP does NOT apply to Medicare Supplements. If you have a Medicare Supplement, you need not worry. Your coverage continues provided you like the plan and pay the premiums! The 2020 Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) should [...]

2019-10-14T17:57:40+00:00October 14th, 2019|
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