Talking About Financial Matters That Affect You and Your Organization
Selectpath COVID19 Resources Hub for Client Insurance Companies and Provincial Announcements
Dec 24th, 2020
Your Selectpath team continues to work hard to support you and your staff in this challenging time. We know that you are managing many business demands, employee concerns, and a variety of other challenges. We want to continue to provide information and resources that are helpful in your employment decisions, Benefit Plan management, and staff support.
We are ready to assist your team with support and advice on any of these topics, are in close contact with many clients on these matters, and will continue to work hard to provide your team with the best advice and resources as we work together through COVID-19 challenges.
We also encourage you to review your specific insurance carrier COVID-19 webpage or microsites, as carriers are updating these often on a daily basis. Insurers are sending regular updates directly to you as well.
We have included below some of the key topics being discussed with clients. Your advisor team is available and ready to assist , so please don’t hesitate to connect to discuss any information or questions you may have.
Canadian Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page
Office of the Premiere, Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020
The Federal government continues to
update the economic status and financial relief efforts daily.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
The government launched an online tool to help Canadians navigate the various financial benefits available during the pandemic. The government site is now live to help students, seniors and out-of-work Canadians find out which benefits they can access. The tool gives people information on federal, provincial and territorial benefits programs, and mortgage and student loan deferral programs. It will be updated as the government changes the programs or develops new ones.
New Ontario Job Protected Leaves
Ontario Temporary Layoff Guide
Layoff Provisions & Employment Considerations
Temporary Layoffs and Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) - LeClair and Associates Management Law
Temporary Layoffs Update - Dec 24th, 2020
COVID-19 Workplace Re-Opening Plan (Template)
LeClair & Associates – COVID-19: Status Update Dec, 2020
Provincewide Shutdown Information - December 21, 2020
Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Jan 2021 Provincewide Shutdown
Assistance for Business, Economic Plans, and Financial Help
Canada’s COVID-19 Support for Canadians and Businesses
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for Workers and Businesses
New Canada 75% Wage Subsidy for Qualifying Businesses
Business Development Bank of Canada Small Business Loans up to $2 million
Business Development Bank of Canada Purchase Order Financing
Canada Interest-Free Loans to small businesses and not-for-profit companies
Canada Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers
Mental Health & Wellness
Canadian Mental Health Association – COVID-19 Mental Health and Well Being
Mental Health Commission of Canada – Wellness During COVID-19
WHO – Coping with stress during COVID-19 fact sheet
WHO – Helping children cope with stress during outbreak fact sheet
Link to Insurance Carriers Resoures Page
Medavie Blue Cross
Canada Life also Group Net for Plan Members
Co-operators – Allianz (above)
Equitable Life of Canada
Green Shield Canada
iA (Industrial Alliance) Financial Group
RBC Insurance Services Inc.
RWAM – Allianz (above)
SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc.
Group Benefits Premium Relief by Carrier (powerpoint)
Virtual Care Options Update (Tie Health)
We would like to make you aware of a free-service option for Virtual Physician Care, to both the employer and employee, with charges managed through provincial government healthcare. Note at this time this is only available in Ontario, BC and Alberta, though we expect further expansion in other provinces as governments continue to invest in virtual care services.
Guide to Accessing Virtual Healthcare
Pharmacy Delivery Service
Pharmacy Delivery services are available to your staff, providing convenient delivery right to members, targeted for regular maintenance medications. There are a variety of services available including Costco Pharmacy with no membership required, Alliance Pharmacy and many others. With low dispensing fees (inclusive of courier delivery charges), they deliver prescriptions to almost anywhere in Canada.
· 25 Minute Webinar – Talking to your child about COVID-19
· 25 Minute Webinar – Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic
10 Minute Webinar – General bilingual webinar on
· Morneau Shepell Roundtable
· Tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones from the outbreak
If you would like to know more about Employee Assistance Programs for your employees or support and resources available, please contact your Advisor team.