Working Remotely During COVID-19

We at Gannon Associates understand the challenges of our current situation, including the need to focus on mental health and well-being.  We hope this document finds you well and the information from the Center for Workplace Mental Health will help you stay that way! As many of us are finding ourselves working from home as a result of COVID-19, we face new challenges. It is natural in these uncertain times to feel anxious, stressed, and drained. Our daily routines are interrupted, and we may feel isolated from those we interact with in our [...]

2020-04-15T12:56:24+00:00April 15th, 2020|

NY Policy Premium Notice

New York Policyholders, A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, extend grace periods and give you other rights under certain property/casualty insurance policies if you are an individual or small business and can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.  These grace periods and rights are currently in effect but are temporary, though they may be extended further.  Please check the Department’s website for updates. If you are [...]

2020-04-07T19:41:17+00:00April 7th, 2020|

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stability (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Stability (CARES) Act Program was signed into effect on March 27th, the program includes an overwhelming amount of information. As a business owner, we recognize the importance of the Act to you and want to share some of the key points. Background On Friday, March 27th the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stability (CARES) Act, a $2 Trillion stimulus and aid package passed by Congress to offset the economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Act covers individual economic relief such as [...]

2020-04-06T19:31:20+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Life Insurance Concerns During COVID-19

By: Matt Tavani As we all work to adjust our lives and routines to more time at home than we would have ever expected, there are some frequently asked questions regarding life insurance that may be on your mind, too. I have life insurance coverage now. What happens if I can't pay my premiums? Like other lines of insurance business, life insurance companies are working to come up with solutions for late payments above and beyond what's already available. The contract that you already have likely allows for a [...]

2020-03-27T20:09:34+00:00March 27th, 2020|

Coronavirus Response Updates

We will post updates in regards to the Coronavirus Response and how it could affect and/or help our customers as we receive them. Pennsylvania Back to Work Guidelines Governor Wolf announced Pennsylvania’s plans for the "Process to Reopen Pennsylvania" on in April 2020. The process is outlined as a phased approach including, “red”, “yellow” and “green”, with specific criteria for requirements and guidance with each phase. Reopening is projected to begin on May 8th and involve a regional approach for moving through the phases based on data such as the [...]

2020-05-01T18:30:57+00:00March 20th, 2020|

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|