COVID-19 Resources and Updates


COVID-19 Resources

NEEBC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak on behalf of our members and the greater NEEBC community. The following are resources that should prove useful to you as a benefits/HR professional.

Blogs and White Papers:

A New Way to Help Employees in the Age of COVID-19: Nontaxable Payments to Employees

What Employers Need to Know About Health Plans and the Coronavirus

Coronavirus and the Workplace – COMPLIANCE Issues for Employers

How Managers Can Help During Times of Uncertainty

COVID-19 and the Potential Impact on Your Retirement Plan

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Coronavirus Webinar: 

The overall health and wellbeing of our members and the greater NEEBC community are of the utmost importance to us, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  We urge you to rely on the experts and most trusted sources for your information, resources and guidance, such as the:

Federal Government Updates

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. (March 27, 2020)

The coronavirus emergency aid package, Family First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes provisions for emergency paid leave and free coronavirus testing was signed into law. (March 18, 2020)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the nationwide public health emergency due to COVID-19. (March 17, 2020)

The Internal Revenue Service today advised that high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) can pay for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related testing and treatment, without jeopardizing their status. (March 11, 2020)


Massachusetts Updates - MA Department of Health's COVID-19 Website

Governor Baker extends the closure of non-essential businesses and organizations for in-person operations until May 4, 2020

Governor Baker ordered all non-essential businesses to cease in-person operations

Baker-Polito Administration announced emergency actions to address COVID-19 

Governor Baker declared a state of emergency                                   

MA Emergency Mgmt. Agency
COVID-19 Response Command Ctr.

Newsletter - April 4, 2020  

Connecticut Updates - Connecticut Department of Health's COVID-19 Website

Maine Updates - Maine Department of Health's COVID-19 Website