TouchPoints COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Updates

These are unprecedented times and there seems to be more questions than answers for many people.  Our team at Trinity Benefit Advisors and Russ Blakely and Associates wants to do everything we can to keep you updated and share resources that you can share with your employees.

Herein, we will provide links to helpful sites, downloadable resources, and more. 

Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit for Business Reopening - Instruction Manual

Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit for Business Reopening - Instruction Manual

Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit for Business Reopening - Business Risk Worksheet

Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit for Business Reopening - Business Risk Worksheet

Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit for Business Reopening - Calculator

Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit for Business Reopening - Calculator

Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-33

Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-33

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued IRS Notice 2020-33 (Notice) that increases the limit for unused health flexible spending account (health FSA) carryover amounts from $500 to a maximum of $550 (carried over from a 2020 plan year to a 2021 plan year), as adjusted annually for inflation. Notice 2020-33 also clarifies...

Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-29

Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-29

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued IRS Notice 2020-29 (Notice) that provides increased flexibility for making mid-year elections or changes under a Section 125 cafeteria plan during calendar year 2020 related to employer-sponsored health coverage, health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs). This notice also ...

Sample Employee Questionnaire to Evaluate for COVID-19

Sample Employee Questionnaire to Evaluate Employee for COVID-19
If COVID-19 becomes severe, inquiries into an employee’s symptoms, even if disability-related, are considered justified by the EEOC as a “reasonable belief based on objective evidence that the severe form of pandemic influenza poses a direct threat.” You must...

Fisher Phillips, Post-Pandemic Back-To-Business FAQs For Employers

Fisher Phillips, Post-Pandemic Back-To-Business FAQs For Employers

As we look toward life after the worst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has passed, business recovery will be paramount. This includes assessing business operations, bringing employees back to work, and ensuring a safe workplace. Even if these steps are further in the future for some employers than others, the time to begin thinking about these issues is now, because with these next steps...

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce COVID Updates

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce COVID Updates

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce provides up to date COVID resources for it's community.

Blount County Chamber COVID Resources

Blount County Chamber COVID Resources

At the Blount Partnership, we’re working to keep people safe and informed about the recent outbreak of COVID-19. We know that as members of the community, businesses like yours are experiencing unexpected challenges, and we’re committed...

Knoxville Chamber COVID Resources

Knoxville Chamber COVID Resources

Knoxville Chamber providers a compilation of COIVD-19 Resources

Workplace Program for Construction - Spanish

PROGRAMA DE CORONAVIRUS PARA LUGAR DE TRABAJO - El propósito de este procedimiento es establecer requisitos de seguridad para cualquier operación de trabajo que implique riesgos potenciales de infección con el coronavirus. Todos los riesgos deben ser identificados y controlados, ...

Workplace Program for Construction

Coronavirus Workplace Program - The purpose of this procedure is to establish safety requirements for any work operation that involves potential infection hazards with the coronavirus. All hazards must be identified and controlled, and the appropriate hazard information is communicated ...

Workplace Guidelines for Manufacturing - Spanish

PROGRAMA DE CORONAVIRUS PARA LUGAR DE TRABAJO INDUSTRIAL - FABRICACIÓN - El propósito de este procedimiento es establecer requisitos de seguridad para cualquier operación de trabajo que implique riesgos potenciales de infección con el coronavirus. Todos los riesgos deben ser identificados y controlados, y la información ...

Workplace Guidelines for Manufacturing

CORONAVIRUS INDUSTRIAL-MANUFACTURING WORKPLACE PROGRAM - The purpose of this procedure is to establish safety requirements for any work operation that involves potential infection hazards with the Coronavirus. All hazards must be identified and controlled, and the appropriate hazard information communicated ...

US Chamber Released New Guides to Various Programs Found in the CARES Act

US CHAMBER RELEASED NEW GUIDES TO VARIOUS PROGRAMS FOUND IN THE CARES ACT
NEW -Guide to SBA’s Economic...

Compliance and Legislation Update

Compliance and Legislation Update
April 2, 2020

Herein, we provide a snapshot of the two recent laws passed that are directly affecting you and your company.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – (effective 4/1...

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
FFCRA Amendments and Benefits Provisions

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
FFCRA Amendments and Benefits Provisions

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
FFCRA Amendments and Benefits Provisions
In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law on March 27, 2020. The
CARES Act is the third phase in Congress’ ...

IRS COVID Related Tax Credits

IRS COVID Related Tax Credits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19.

The FFCRA gives businesses with fewer than 500 employees...

SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance Info and Direct Application

SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance Info and Direct Application

SBA Debt Relief
The SBA Debt Relief program will provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by this health crisis.

Under this program:

The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
The SBA will pay the principal and interest of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
SBA will forgive loans if...

Jellyvision Explains "When and How to get tested for COVID-19"

Jellyvision Explains "When and How to get tested for COVID-19"

Jellyvision is continuing to distill and simplify the mountains of COVID-19 information to help you support employees during this pandemic. Jellyvision's newest video offers advice on how and when to get tested for COVID-19 for those who might be experiencing symptoms…or worried about experiencing them in the future.

Guidance for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Compliance Officer for Trinity, Stephanie Hall, provides guidance and recommendations for administration of the Families First Coronoavirus Response Act.

ThinkHR Federal Law Alert

COVID-19 Law Update 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...

Maintaining Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our very own team at Trinity put together a host of valuable resources for you and your employees, from nutritional needs, work from home resources, mental health resources, and resources for families and education.

FFCRA Posters and Guidance

FFCRA Posters and Guidance

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Check out the DOL's Q&As regarding the poster.

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