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CA UPDATE: Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2020 MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY: Michael Soller or Byron Tucker: 916-492-3566 916-661-0556 cell Email inquiries: cdipress@insurance.ca.gov Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19 Commissioner’s action mandates workers’ compensation carriers reflect reduced risk of loss in premiums due to “stay-at-home” orders LOS ANGELES,…

Insurance Carriers’ Responses to COVID-19

We recognize this is a challenging time for everyone and MNJ Insurance Solutions remains committed to be a resource to those we serve, our clients, our prospect clients, our business partners, our insurance carriers, and our communities. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the impact around us.  One of the most common…

President Trump Announces National Guidelines to Limit Coronavirus Spread

On Monday, March 16, 2020, President Trump held a news conference to reinforce guidelines intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. He asked Americans to follow the guidelines for the next 15 days: President Trump and his advisors now say to avoid social gatherings and if needed, limit gatherings to under 10 people (down from…

Practical Tips for Employers & Employees: Coronavirus Pandemic

In uncertain times such as these, employees are looking for guidance wherever they can find it. Listed below are practical tips Employers can help calm some of their employees’ fears by taking the following actions: Acknowledge employee fears surrounding their jobs and the company, but also reassure them of their value to the company and…

California Individual Mandate Returns in 2020

Beginning in 2020, California imposes a state individual mandate that requires individuals in California to maintain health coverage or pay a penalty. The California law largely mirrors the federal individual mandate requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was effectively eliminated, beginning in 2019.  California’s individual mandate requires most individuals in the state (and…

President Trump’s Executive Order: The Impact to Employers and Employees

As stated in the prior blog posting, the Executive Order serves as a policy statement and the applicable agencies are not likely to take immediate action on this directive. However, once the Department heads for Health and Human Services, the Treasury, and Labor are confirmed and in place, we may see guidance as to how…