COVID-19: Return to the Workplace - Apex Benefits

COVID-19: Return to the Workplace

While it’s unclear how long COVID-19 will continue to affect organizations, many employers are preparing for the return of employees to the workplace. In preparation for reopening your business and asking employees to come back to work, it’s imperative that your company thoughtfully constructs an action plan to alleviate employee anxieties and keep every potential customer healthy and safe. Please feel free to utilize any of the following resources and contact us if we can be of assistance.

COVID-19 and Manufacturers: Challenges in Returning to the Workplace

Apex Benefits and Indiana Manufacturing Association Webinar*

In partnership with the Indiana Manufacturing Association, a team of Apex experts presented considerations for employee wellbeing upon return to the workplace. Additionally, as cost is always a concern, the team discussed how the virus may likely impact company cash flows in the near- and long-term future. Panelists discussed:

  • Who is most at risk and what are the risk factors?
  • Which employees do you call back to work – when and how?
  • What preventative measures could you put in place, such as temperature checks or workplace modifications?
  • Likely issues that will arise once they arrive, including Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA and EEOC matters
  • Helping employees cope with stressors related to returning to the workplace
  • Assessing the financial impact as COVID-19 claims emerge and new claims are incurred

Learn more by watching the recorded webinar on demand.

*While this event was geared toward manufacturing companies, the majority of the content is applicable to organizations in any industry.

IMA & Apex Webinar


Cost Concerns and Return to the Workplace Challenges

Apex Benefits and Association of Indiana Counties Webinar*

In partnership with the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC), a team of Apex HR, legal, and clinical and financial analytics experts will host a discussion entitled “The Government Sector and COVID-19: Cost Concerns and Return to the Workplace Challenges.” Apex experts will help asses considerations for employee well-being upon returning to the workplace and probable impact on already tightened budgets.

Apex, AIC Discussion: Cost Concerns and Return to the Workplace Challenges


Return to the Workplace: Planning Resources

Template: Apex Benefits Return to the Workplace Action Plan

Click here to download the Word document and customize for your organization.

May 28, 2020

Preparing Your Company for Potential Second COVID-19 Wave

Our local restaurants are starting to reopen for business. Some shopping centers are also opening back up to customers. While these businesses aren’t yet operating at full capacity, life is starting its slow progression back to what it was like before COVID-19 became a global pandemic. But there’s still a question everyone should be asking as we enter the summer months: Will the virus come back?
May 26, 2020

Apex, MetLife to Host “The New Work-Life Realities” Webinar

Apex Executive Advisor, Scott Long and MetLife Account Executive will co-host a discussion entitled "The New Work-Life Realities: What Support Your Employees Are Looking For." John and Scott will assess the complexities of the new blended work-life world and share practical tips to ease the burden for your employees.
May 26, 2020
Woman sneezing into a tissue paper while sitting at her desk

How to Handle an Employee with COVID-19 Diagnosis

The rest of the country will likely follow in the coming weeks as businesses gradually reopen in some capacity. However, it’s vital to understand that just because businesses can open, it doesn’t mean COVID-19 has disappeared. That means practicing good personal hygiene and keeping your workplace clean are just as crucial to maintaining a healthy workforce as they were before the stay-at-home orders were announced.
May 22, 2020
Man on the phone while working at home

How Will COVID-19 Impact Remote Work Policies in the Future?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses around the country to transition to remote work. Employees have learned how to work from home and discovered what they can and can’t do outside of the office. Will this continue to be part of our new normal?
May 21, 2020

Apex, AIC to Host COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Discussion for the Government Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our way of life the last two months and has overwhelmed the newscycle. It can be stressing, but there are ways to manage and limit the stress and keep our mental health in good shape as we trek through the pandemic.
May 15, 2020
Employees sitting at desk working while wear masks

Reopening the Workplace: Can You Make Employees Return?

Perhaps one of the most daunting tasks when gradually reopening your business is determining just how gradual the process will be. How long will it take before your company is fully operational once again? There are many different variables to consider when making this decision, as well as some dos and don'ts.

What Might COVID-19 Cost Your Company?

Understand the probable future impact of the virus on your company’s cash flow in the near and long term. Our free analysis will provide best-case and worst-case scenarios.