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Arkansas Department of Health

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Center for Disease Control

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NEWS & RESOURCES

Arkansas Insurance Department: 60 - Day Moratorium issued on Cancellation/Non-renewal

Arkansas Insurance Department Bulletins address current issues in the insurance industry related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Bulletin 12-2020 and Bulletin 11-2020

ACT: Disaster Planning Toolkit

Big "I" Hires and Affinity HR Group: 

CDC: Resources for Travelers

Steve Anderson: Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Scams

Angela Adams: We Can Prepare Your Agency for a Successful Remote Work Environment

LCG: Cybersecurity Threats and How To Stay Safe During the COVID19 Pandemic 

PaySphere: Tips to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Premium Finance: FIRST PF Payment Concerns During COVID-19.pdf



One of the requirements of the FFCRA is that employers covered by this Act (those with fewer than 500 employees) post this notice of employee rights under the Act.  Agencies/associations can either post this where they would post federal wage and hour posters or send to employees via electronic copy.  Click here.

INSURANCE

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR Your Agency and Telework-Dos, Don'ts and Practical Advice

VU ON-DEMAND WEBINAR - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Does Business Income Respond? 

LIVE VU WEBINAR- 1:30 p.m. CST daily until 3-31) - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Does Business Income Respond? 

VU ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Coronavirus, Auto Exposures, and Food Delivery Webinar

LIVE VU WEBINAR (10:30 a.m. CST daily) Coronavirus, Auto Exposures, and Food Delivery Webinar

E&O CLAIMS ADVISOR: Response Re Carrier Directives to Deny Business Interruption Claims Related to Coronavirus

Big "I" VU Resources:

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QUICK TIPS

  • Don’t panic but do plan.
  • Show concern for your employees: Give them an opportunity to share their concerns and ask questions. Consider having an education session featuring a nurse or doctor.
  • Show concern for your customers. For any customer or client meetings, offer the opportunity to meet virtually. For your business customers or clients, share your wisdom on protecting their business and planning a response.
  • Communicate and educate frequently.
  • Brainstorm with every department: How might you be affected?
  • Brainstorm possible options to mitigate the impact.
  • Document what you will do, when you will do it, and who will be responsible.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYEES

  • How can you best protect your employees?
  • Will you train your employees on how to identify coronavirus symptoms?
  • If an employee does not have available sick time, how do you make sure they do not come to work if they are sick?
  • How will you respond if an employee is diagnosed with coronavirus?
  • Who can work from home?
  • How will your employees get access to the necessary information and documents they need to work from home?
  • Will you allow employees to travel?
  • If employees must travel, what steps will you take to ensure their medical safety?
  • How will you respond if an employee needs to care for an infected family member?
  • If an employee contracts coronavirus, will they only be allowed to use their accrued sick time?

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR OPERATIONS

  • What parts of your business are crucial to keep operating?
  • When should you exclude visitors from your offices?
  • How will you decide if you need to close an office?
  • Will you close your business for the recommended two-week quarantine or longer?
  • How will you disinfect your office?
  • How will you keep employees, customers, and vendors informed?
  • Should you postpone meetings, events, or travel?
  • How will you communicate with employees, customers, and vendors if you have to close your offices?
  • Is your IT system robust enough to handle the demand if more employees are working from home?

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FINANCES

  • If your offices are closed, how will you collect payments?
  • How long can your business survive without any new sales?
  • How will you pay your bills and payroll if your office is closed?
  • Do you have available lines of credit?
  • Will you pay your employees, and for how long, if you close your office and employees are not working? Do you know what the legal requirements are for such payment?

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CUSTOMERS

  • Will you notify customers if an employee is diagnosed?
  • How will you stay connected to customers if employees are out sick or the office is closed?
  • How will you deliver on contracts if the office is closed or there is a disruption in your supply chain?
  • Do you have a “force majeure” clause in your contracts that might alleviate some liability in the case of a crisis such as this?
  • How will you respond if a customer is affected by the coronavirus and does not pay your invoice on time?
  • Are there ways you can assist your customers in addressing the coronavirus?

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Who are your mission-critical vendors?
  • Which vendors should you call to discuss their coronavirus plans?
  • Do you currently source any supplies or products from China?
  • How would a delay in the delivery of materials and products affect your production?
  • Do you have alternate suppliers?