Covid-19 Information

RBI is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and guidance for employers to ensure the health, safety, and productivity of their employees.

At Roland Barrera Insurance we understand how many employers and their workforces have been impacted by COVID-19. RBI constantly updates our client’s HR personnel with information regarding COVID-19 and all the various issues related to new employment and labor regulations. Below is some key information for employers including strategies and considerations for managing their organization during COVID-19.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or extended family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces the FFCRA paid leave requirements.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was passed to blunt the impact of an economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The CARES Act also allows for changes to health plan coverage rules and qualifying medical expenses.

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulates the protection and distribution of Protected Health Information. HIPAA compliance can be difficult during COVID-19 as information about an infected employee spreads around the worksite. Also, COVID-19 has changed HIPAA compliance with Business Associate Agreements with new vendors, such as telehealth providers.

COVID-19 Effect on Health Plans

Both the FFCRA and CARES Act allow for changes to health plans related to COVID-19 testing and treatment. Learn how to your specific health plan is affected, and what options to provide your employees during enrollment.

Human Resources Considerations During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the modern workplace with additional regulations related to the health, safety, and productivity of a workplace. HR Directors must have a plan of action for their employees to quarantine after a positive test, work from home, and safely return to work.

What to Do When an Employee Tests Positive

An employee who has contracted COVID-19 is a serious issue that an organization must handle. Learn how a Coronavirus Prevention Plan can prevent the transmission of COVID-19 amongst your employees and their families, and a Confirmed Test Action Plan can protect the health and safety of your employees after an employee tests positive.

How to Manage Employees Working Remotely

When employees are required to quarantine, they have the option to work from home. Also, several employers are asking their employees to work from home as a cautionary measure. Thus, it important to have Remote Work Policies to manage your employees’ productivity, communication, and mental health.

How to Develop a Return-to-Work Plan

Now that Texas and many other states are re-opening to some degree, it is important for an organization to have a Return-to-Work plan that prioritizes the health, safety, and productivity of your employees. With CDC and other guidelines constantly changing it is important that your Return-to-Work Plan is adaptable to ensure regulatory compliance and economic stability.

Covid-19 Document Library

RBI provides infographics related to COVID-19 that you can use in your emails to employees, social media, or as posters for the worksite so that your employees have up-to-date information about COVID-19. Below are some samples of the infographics RBI can provide.

Select a document from the list below to view it and download the pdf file.