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How To Balance School Re-Openings and COVID-19 Workplace Leave: FAQs For Employers

by Paul J. Brooks – September 9, 2020

Schools reopeningSchools have announced their re-opening plans, which vary widely across states and localities. Some schools plan to remain open several days a week and direct students to attend remotely the other days.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) FAQs - Updated September 2, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, it is our goal to keep you informed of all updates as they pertain to you, your teams, and your organization.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) FAQs - Updated September 16, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, it is our goal to keep you informed of all updates as they pertain to you, your teams, and your organization.

Adapting Your Employer Sponsored Benefit and Program Strategies Amid COVID-19

Most business owners and leaders find themselves in uncharted waters as they attempt to rebuild their businesses and teams from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) FAQs - Updated July, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, it is our goal to keep you informed of all updates as they pertain to you, your teams, and your organization.

10 Years and Counting: Points to Consider as You Approach Retirement

If you're a decade or so away from retirement, you've probably spent at least some time thinking about this major life change. How will you manage the transition? Will you travel, take up a new sport or hobby, or spend more time with friends and family? Should you consider relocating? Will you continue to work in some capacity? Will changes in your income sources affect your standard of living?

Market Commentary July 2020

In our commitment to provide ongoing communication and leadership, we are sharing with you the outcomes of our most recent economic committee meeting for the Freedom Capital Management Strategies®. This quarterly update provides insights from our economic committees findings on the macro-economic environment. 

This report is available in both video and print formats.  

The Impact of FFCRA and the CARES Act on Employee Welfare and Retirement Benefit Plans

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) is the third significant piece of federal legislation recently enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest law follows the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which were signed into law on March 6 and March 18, 2020, respectively. Collectively, these three laws combine broad-based economic stimulus with targeted measures aimed a propping up the U.S. economy and workforce.

What Employers Should Do When an Employee Contracts COVID-19

As more and more businesses begin reopening their offices, many have asked, "What should we do if an employee contracts COVID-19?".  This is a serious question, for serious times and we wish to address it.

Closing the Retirement Income Gap

When you determine how much income you'll need in retirement, you may base your projection on the type of lifestyle you plan to have and when you want to retire. However, as you grow closer to retirement, you may discover that your income won't be enough to meet your needs. If you find yourself in this situation, you'll need to adopt a plan to bridge this projected income gap.

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