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Employee Work From Home Guide: A Customizable Template For Employers

04/03/2020

A helpful template for you to customize your guide for your employees working from home, including work area, communications, cyber security considerations, attire, distractions, self-assessment, breaks and more.

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An Employer’s Quick Guide To Managing Remote Workers

04/03/2020

The COVID-19 coronavirus has caused many employers across the country to make significant changes to their standard procedures, including shifting their employees from working at the office to working from home. While this working arrangement can help employers and employees stay healthy, it can be challenging for both parties to navigate.

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IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credits for Coronavirus Paid Leave

03/24/2020

Small and midsize employers may begin using two new refundable payroll tax credits to obtain reimbursement for the costs of providing coronavirusrelated leave to their employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on March 20, 2020.

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Employee Benefit Resources for Businesses During COVID-19

03/24/2020

As a partner facing this unprecedented time for businesses and their employees, we want to provide as much support as possible in helping you manage care for your employees and your company.  We have a variety of resources to assist you that might be helpful during this time.

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A message from our COO

03/20/2020

To our PA Chamber Insurance Customers;

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS DESIGNATED THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK A GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

03/04/2020

In the wake of this announcement, countries worldwide are warning against traveling to China, where the outbreak continues to spread rapidly.

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CORONAVIRUS AND THE WORKPLACE – COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR EMPLOYERS

03/04/2020

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace.

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ABOUT CORONAVIRUSES AND THE WORKPLACE

03/04/2020

Coronaviruses are fairly common and don’t typically affect humans. When they do, their effects are usually mild, as in the case of the common cold. However, deadlier variations of these coronaviruses have cropped up in recent years.

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Avoiding Pitfalls in Interviews

02/19/2020

Interviews are like an overcomplicated first date: you want to make a good first impression and show interest, but you don’t want to get too personal. The following tips were developed to provide guidelines around what’s acceptable and what to avoid in your interview process.

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DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2020

02/13/2020

On Jan. 15, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its 2020 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including those listed here.

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The State of the Union Address and the Employee Benefits Market

02/05/2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union Address (SOTU). This News Brief provides an overview of the employee benefits-related topics that were covered in the 2020 SOTU.

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Things to Know About Coronavirus

02/03/2020

This Live Well, Work Well article provides an overview of coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention.

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5 Employee Benefits Developments to Watch in 2020

01/24/2020

Linked below is important information regarding Employee Benefits in 2020.

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Important Tax Information for Guardian Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs

01/15/2020

Linked below is important information from Guardian regarding the short term and/or long term disability insurance program.

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DOL Announces Increased Civil Penalties for 2020

01/15/2020

On Jan. 15, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its 2020 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws.

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Obscure Model Puts a Price on Good Health—and Drives Down Drug Costs

11/04/2019

The makers of the cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent, which first went on sale for $14,600, offered to sell it for as little as $4,500, after rebates. A new migraine drug called Aimovig, expected to cost up to $10,000 a year, went on sale for $6,900. And Zolgensma, a lifesaving gene therapy for children that its maker said might cost up to $5 million, was priced at $2.1 million.

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PCI Welcomes Jason Benjamin

08/16/2019

Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance is pleased to welcome Jason Benjamin, Benefits Consultant in the Lehigh Valley where he is responsible for service and retention of PCI’s existing insurance customers, and to affirm a customer-centric presence in the eastern region of the state.  He works in tandem with the PCI sales team to ease the transition for oncoming prospects to satisfied customers.  As a previous long-standing member of the PCI team, Jason returns after working with Kistler Tiffany Benefits.

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A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN ORSINGER

07/15/2019

Brian Orsinger, 39, is COO of Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance in Harrisburg. Prior to joining PA Chamber Insurance this year, he held positions at Key Insurance & Benefits Services, First Niagara Benefits Consulting, Banyan Consulting and Sovereign Benefits Consulting. He started his career in finance at Select Medical Corp.

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