COVID-19 Resources from AP Partners

Advanced Professionals is actively monitoring and assessing the realities of COVID-19 to ensure our clients, colleagues, and communities we serve are informed on how best to stay safe and resilient during this time of uncertainty.

Insurance Resources from ABD

Resources and insights from our partner practices at ABD Insurance & Financial Services

IRS Relaxes Cafeteria Plan Rules for COVID‑19 and Increases Health FSA Carryover to $550

Coming shortly on the heels of major HIPAA, COBRA and ERISA timeframe relief, the IRS has issued two landmark pieces of Section 125 cafeteria plan guidance.

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Growing Cyber Risk Amid COVID-19

While the usual cyber risks for organizations remain, enhanced risks are rapidly growing due to remote working. Read warnings from U.S. and international agencies to prevent potential cyber attacks.

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What to Know Before an Employee Requests Time Off Under the FFCRA

Determining an employee’s eligibility for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) can be complicated. The FFCRA requires private employers with fewer than 500 U.S.-based employees and public employers to provide time off related to COVID-19.

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Government Sites and Quick Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States

World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with world public health.

United States Government
The U.S. Government is sharing daily updates on safety measures including international travel restrictions and how you can prepare for coronavirus.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Labor.

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB)
The CIAB is regularly updating relevant developments around the effects of COVID-19 on the commercial insurance brokerage community and our employer clients.

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner The Office of the Insurance Commissioner is regularly updating resources to help Washington state residents navigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on insurance and coverage, including this COVID-19 FAQ.

Washington State Department of Health
The Department of Health updates statewide statistics on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) daily.

Washington State Employment Security Department
To help weather the financial impacts of COVID-19, Employment Security is connecting people to new and existing services.

Public Health — Seattle & King County
Public Health — Seattle & King County offers the latest coronavirus updates with health and safety information in multiple languages.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Small Business Administration is offering multiple funding options, including the Paycheck Protection Program and Disaster Loans, for small businesses seeking relief due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Keep Workers Healthy & Safe Fund
The Keep Workers Healthy & Safe Fund has been set up by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to provide immediate cash relief so small businesses can help keep workers healthy & safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spread the Facts Video
What does it mean to stay home? Campaign from the Washington state agencies to help “spread the facts.”