The coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to evolve quickly, impacting nearly every aspect of business from supply chains to investor questions to employee health concerns. Woodruff Sawyer has established this Coronavirus Resource Center to provide guidance and answer your pressing questions, such as how to prepare or respond to the associated business risks, and whether insurance coverage may respond.
Last Updated May 26, 2020: Added blog post, “Coronavirus Impact: Business Risk and Insurance for Healthcare Providers.”
Pandemic Planning Guide with Templates
We’ve included a downloadable and editable Guide to Creating a Business Continuity Plan for Pandemics, which includes templates, as well as a sample pandemic plan. Keep in mind that these plans should tie closely with your current business continuity plan.
Guide to Creating Pandemic BCP
Sample Corporate Pandemic Plan
Pandemic Checklist: A Basic Response For Employers
The Impact on Your Business Risk and Insurance
COVID-19 has many employers asking questions about what actions to take now to help protect their employees and their business interests. The following resources help you ask the right questions, and provide you with the answers and solutions according to current developments and projections.
If you are a Woodruff Sawyer client and have specific questions related to your risks and coverage, reach out to your account team.
Notice to New York Domiciled Companies: New COVID-19 Regulations Affect Certain Property/Casualty Policies
Coronavirus: M&A Reps and Warranties Exclusions – One Month In
In this live webinar we hosted on April 17, experts from Woodruff Sawyer, Gibson Dunn, and Concord reviewed the effects of the ongoing coronavirus situation on M&A Reps and Warranties exclusions.
Coronavirus: Insurance Perspectives on Your Business Risks
In this live webinar we hosted on March 12, our experts weighed in on how your property & casualty, cyber liability, and management liability policies may respond to coronavirus claims.
The Impact on Employee Benefits, Retirement, and Your Workforce
What Now? HR Strategies and Legal Advice for Reopening Your Workplace
On May 14, Woodruff Sawyer’s Employee Benefits experts and in-house ERISA attorney Jennifer Chung, as well as Snell & Wilmer Employment Law Partner Tiffanny Brosnan, discussed workplaces reopening and how you can be sure you’re in compliance with CDC recommendations.WATCH NOW >>
Coronavirus: Impact on Your Retirement Plans as a Plan Sponsor
On March 26, Woodruff Sawyer’s Retirement Team, alongside Goldman Sachs’ retirement specialists, provided information and updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting retirement plans and defined contributions. Topics included the potential economic relief that could impact 401k plans, what record keepers are saying, and what both plan sponsors and plan participants should be thinking about today.
Coronavirus: Supporting Your Employees, Their Benefits, and a Legal Perspective
On March 19, we hosted this live webinar where Woodruff Sawyer Employee Benefits experts alongside Snell & Wilmer’s Employment Law Partner, Tiffanny Brosnan, covered topics like remote work, legal concerns, extending PTO and sick leave, and the impact on life insurance coverage, claims, and employee anxiety and overall well-being.
Keys to Prevailing through Stock Market Declines
In this March 24th webinar, the Woodruff Sawyer Retirement Plans Team, along with advisors at Franklin Templeton Investments, provided information about the current market and gave perspective based on patterns seen in previous market cycles and downturns. The advice they give helps you avoid common pitfalls and stay on track towards achieving your financial goals.WATCH NOW >>
Support Your Employees: A Toolkit
Working From Home During a Coronavirus Outbreak
What is Ergonomics?
Mental Well-being During Quarantine
Easing Employee Stress Surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic
A Guide to Market Fluctuations
Coronavirus: The Stimulus Bill & Its Impact on Businesses
In this April 2nd webinar, the Woodruff Sawyer Benefits Team, along with Withum, uncovered the details and impact of the $2 trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill. Topics of discussion included insurance coverage for furloughed or laid-off employees, the cost implications of the stimulus, and how the market is reacting.
Third-Party Updates on Coronavirus
The CDC and World Health Organization are continually providing best practices and updates on the status of coronavirus. Keep in mind that your local Health Department has the authority to control all epidemiological response, including quarantines or other actions that may affect your business, as well as how to respond if an employee has been exposed or tests positive.
Refer to these sources regularly to help you plan and protect your workplace according to the latest recommendations.
|Main CDC and WHO Coronavirus Sites|
|Daily Reports and Case Counts|
(case counts updated Mon-Fri)
|Travel Warnings and Alerts||CDC Travel Notices|
|CDC Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers|
|Personal Prevention Methods|
|OSHA Information on Coronavirus|
|Health Department Directories|
|State Employment Leave, Disability and Unemployment Benefit|
This page will continually be updated, so please check back regularly.