COVID-19 State Information and Links

Important Notice: The content contained herein only provides general information on return to worksite considerations. This information does not constitute medical, legal or human resources advice and is not intended nor should it be used as a return to worksite plan. Such a plan needs to be developed by you with your professional advisers taking into account, among other things, the unique aspects of your work environment, geography, employee population and applicable state and local return to worksite guidelines .

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New Anthem resources help with COVID-19 mental and social needs

As our nation comes together to address the COVID-19 crisis, the health and well-being of our members continues to be our primary concern. The outbreak and effect of COVID-19 can be overwhelming. Social and emotional well-being is key to our members’ whole health. That’s why we have partnered with leading community and health organizations to provide new resources and tools to help our members navigate potential stress and anxiety and find important social services such as help with food, housing, job training, and transportation during this challenging time. 

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Our office is closed due to the stay-at-home order enacted in Los Angeles. We are working remotely to answer your questions. Below are a few resources.

Covered California special enrollment

What’s open and what’s closed?

Small Business Administration’s Guidance & Loan Resources

Kaiser FAQ for businesses

> Anthem: Covered California expands SEP due to COVID-19/coronavirus

> Anthem: COVID-19 FAQ

> Apply for a Coronavirus Emergency Loan. Click here.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Updates

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Since the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, new information and guidance has been released every few days, though still much slower than employers would like. We have summarized what we believe to be the most relevant new information below. We will continue to update the HR Support Center multiple times per day to keep you informed, and we encourage you to visit the site regularly for updates. 

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Blue Shield Extends Enrollment

A new opportunity for health care coverage is available until June 30, 2020

At Blue Shield of California, the health of our members and communities is top priority – now more than ever. 

To help Californians meet their health coverage needs during these uncertain times, Covered California has created a new opportunity to enroll more clients in health care coverage. Blue Shield fully supports this change and will allow the extension for Off-Exchange enrollment (direct). 

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Senate passes massive $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a massive $2 trillion stimulus package late Wednesday that’s meant to soften the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic for American workers and businesses.

The Senate approved the 880-page bill in a unanimous 96-0 vote. The measure would provide billions of dollars in credit for struggling industries, a significant boost to unemployment insurance and direct cash payments to Americans.

As indication of the depth of the nation’s economic woes, new data released on Thursday only hours after the Senate vote showed that more than 3 million Americans filed for unemployment last week.

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