May 18, 2020: The Latest COVID-19 News from Guardian
|Please review the following new resources to help you manage your business.
New updates on our response to COVID-19
Guardian’s online FAQ now includes details on how they are extending their temporary accommodations for furloughed and reduced hourly employees for new business and inforce customers, temporary changes they have made to their telemedicine claims practices, as well as the extension of benefit eligibility to employees. They also have more details on COVID-19 paid sick leave in New York state. Read FAQ
Small business support for their dental network providers
Guardian’s WorkLifeMatters Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is now available to dental providers in the Guardian network at no cost through July 31, 2020. Learn how dental providers can access our EAP.
Coverage for teledentistry services is extended through June 30, 2020. Get the details.
Government updates focused on grace periods
The state of New Jersey has enacted an executive order and corresponding emergency regulations to assist life insurance and dental insurance customers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Learn more, including what Guardian is doing in response.
New York Emergency Regulation 216 has been extended to include May premium payments. Learn more, including what Guardian is doing in response.
How-to video series supports online servicing
How-to video series on Guardian Anytime walks you through how to make member status changes due to layoff, furlough, or reduced hours. Watch now.
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