Highmark Launches Online Tool to Meet Critical Needs

Due to the increased need for access to social service resources, Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Gateway Health have partnered with Aunt Bertha to provide a free resource tool for individuals facing food, housing or other crises during these difficult times. The Aunt Bertha directory contains geographic-specific information …

Prioritizing Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

As we face these challenging times, becoming comfortable with uncertainty and prioritizing your mental health is imperative. Whether you’re experiencing unemployment, working from home, or just trying to adjust to this new normal, the importance of knowing when to give yourself a break to focus on you cannot be understated. …

CDC Guidance Following COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance for discontinuing home isolation following COVID-19 diagnosis, as well as recommended protocols for essential workers exposed to the virus. Discontinuing Isolation Following COVID-19 Diagnosis The decision to discontinue isolation should stem from local circumstances. Determination for discontinuation …

IRS Extends Forms 5500 Deadline

On April 9, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new tax relief gives the IRS authority to postpone deadlines for taxpayers affected by federally declared disasters. Form 5500 – Automatic Deadline Extension Notice 2020-23 …

Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Act provides $2.2 trillion of economic relief for Americans, businesses and the healthcare industry. The relief package also provides federal funding to expand the availability of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, …

FAQ’s: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) enacted two laws that provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This enables employers to keep their workers on payroll, while simultaneously ensuring that they are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health …

FarmArt Produce Now Offers Next-Day Home Delivery

With the amount of news and information flooding into our daily lives regarding the current crisis, it can be difficult to find the positive. We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight one of our clients, FarmArt — a locally-minded, family-owned and Philadelphia operated produce company that now provides free …