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An ongoing series of informational entries

Aetna Covid-19 Resource Page

April 30, 2020

As a part of CVS Health®, Aetna is committed to providing you with support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the presence of our retail stores in communities across the country, and our ability to reach millions of consumers with innovative, local solutions, we’re in a unique position to help address this unprecedented situation. Please be assured that we are ready and able to take care of our customers and their employees during this COVID-19 outbreak. We’re taking a number of steps to fulfill this commitment.

Covid-19 Resources

CAREs Act & FFCRA - Big Picture

April 29 2020

Please see attached a nice chart showing a side by side of the provisions of FFCRA/CARES/PPP programs available for eligible employers and employees.

CARES Act Diagram


Is your company ready to return to work?

April 29 2020

COVID-19 Response: Employment Compliance Considerations for Re-opening the Workplace

Getting Back to Work 1hr Video

Some COBRA regulations have changed as part of the government's response to COVID-19 National Emergency.

April 29 2020

The Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service issued joint regulations on April 29, 2020

COBRA Regulations

Important notice for employers providing coverage for Medicare-eligible individuals

June 2, 2020

Dear Employer:


BEAR Insurance Broker wants to remind you that employers are required to provide a Medicare Part D disclosure notice to Medicare‑eligible individuals by October 15 of each year and at various other times.

Creditable Coverage Info and Letter Template


Is your company ready to return to work?

April 29 2020

COVID-19 Response: Employment Compliance Considerations for Re-opening the Workplace

Getting Back to Work 1hr Video

Some COBRA regulations have changed as part of the government's response to COVID-19 National Emergency.

April 29 2020

The Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service issued joint regulations on April 29, 2020

COBRA Regulations