April 23rd HR Chat: So Your Co-Founder Caught COVID

We’re bringing the community together through free webinars / Q&A sessions with our team and other experts. Here are the details for how to join: Quaranteam HR and Finance Chats. Here are the updates from the latest webinar on what to do if your co-founder caught COVID.

2020-April-23 HR Quaranteam Chat

Download the slides HERE

Additional Answers, Resources and Links

  • Program to come to help businesses cover rent
  • The NRC IRAP Innovation Assistance Program portal is now accepting applications.
    • Open until April 29.
    • Funds will flow the week of May 11th
    • Available to innovation companies not qualifying for CEWS
    • $250m
  • Financial Support for students

Entreflow’s Virtual Assessment Tool


What Can Be Done with Benefits?

  • Temporary Layoffs 
    • Do you want to continue some or all benefits to employees ?
    • For how long? 3 or 6 months ?
    • What classes of employees do you want to offer this. All employees in same class must be treated the same

    Options to lower or stop premiums ?

    • Defer premiums for 1 or 2 months and maintain coverage .
    • Suspend parts of the plan such as dental . Dental cost is approx. 20% to 40% of total cost
    • Offer Flex Dollars  to top up any dental or ortho costs if dental is suspended
    • Offer Lifestyle style dollars for specific wellness items

    Paramedical Services – are available virtually and many insurers offer links to access

    EAP – provide employees with information and links or set up an EAP plan

More great tips for employers and employees alike in the webinar video, or in the downloadable slide deck listed above!