COVID-19: You have questions – we have resources with answers
For more than 30 years we have worked with our clients to help answer benefits-related questions. This isn’t our normal way of interacting with our clients, but then… not much is “normal” right now.
What is the difference between a furlough and a layoff? What is COBRA eligible? How do you account for ACA reporting… and more.
Our team has assembled and organized the best and most reputable sources for you to get accurate, complete, and up-to-the-minute information.
We hope you find these resources helpful. We will continue to update them as long as necessary. If you still have questions, please reach out to your Borislow Client Consultant. But most of all, stay safe!
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COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Public Health Agencies
- Families First COVID-19 Response Act:
- DOL FFCRA Q&As:
- CARES Act: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares
- ADA, Rehabilitation Act & COVID-19:
- HIPAA Privacy & COVID-19:
Resources for Businesses
- US Small Business Admin:
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Program:
- MGCC Small Business Recovery Fund:
- MA.GOV: Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations:
- Massachusetts Nonprofit Network: Massnonprofitnet.org
Food Insecurity Resources
As unemployment numbers rise—in Massachusetts and across the nation—so do numbers of people who are facing hunger. Many who have had hours reduced or have been furloughed or laid off may now need assistance to feed themselves and their families.
Here are some resources to help those dealing with food insecurity. Please share them with your clients and their employees.
- Feeding America: Access the organization’s nationwide network of food banks.
Greater Boston Food Bank: The Greater Boston Food Bank provides an Agency Locator for food pantries and community meal programs, as well as a list of additional resources.
Mass 211: To connect to this statewide human service information and referral platform, call 211 or visit MASS211.org.
Project Bread: Callers to confidential Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline (1-800-645-8333) are provided with information about food resources in their community—such as school meals, summer meal sites for kids, elder meals programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Information is available in 160 languages. The organization also has a webpage that describes how to access food during the pandemic—COVID-19: Hunger & Food Resources for Households.
Worcester County Food Bank: Call 1-508-842-3663 or use this Agency Locator to find the nearest food pantry or community meal program.