HEALTHCARE AND WELLNESS
The COVID-19 pandemic may have long-lasting effects, both physical and mental, on the health of your employees. Consider checking in with your employees regularly and having open discussions about stress triggers such as loneliness, burnout, anxiety, and grief. Below are a few of multiple resources you may consider that offer free or low-cost support.
Learn about the essentials of mindfulness through guided meditation exercises to reduce stress, improve sleep, sharpen focus, and more. Meditations and other exercises are currently free for employers and their employees.
Calm offers free resources—including meditations, events, and music—for mental and emotional well-being.
Virtual support from professional therapists to address mental health concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression are available from BetterHelp. Services for COVID-19-related issues are currently discounted.
Talkspace offers free support networks, discounted online therapy, an anxiety-relief program and more resources for coping with COVID-19-related stressors.
Continuation of Health Coverage (COBRA)
As explained on this US Department of Labor website, through COBRA, workers who have lost group health benefits have the right to continue those benefits for limited periods of time under certain circumstances.
Through the Health Insurance Marketplace, unemployed workers can apply for health coverage and find out if they qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or a lower-cost plan.
Unemployment help from USA.gov
This site explains how to apply for unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, welfare or temporary assistance, and other unemployment programs and services.
US Department of Labor coronavirus resources
The Department of Labor offers a variety of resources to help workers and employers weather the COVID-19 crisis, including information on wages, hours, leave, and unemployment insurance.
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