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Our Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Resource Center

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A Message From Our CEO

These last few years have challenged and tested us all. At The Standard, our response to the pandemic is built on the compassion and expertise of our employees and the financial strength and resiliency of our company. We’re built for times like these, and we’re focused on being there for the people who rely on our products and services.
Dan McMillan
President and CEO

Answers to Your Questions

Choose from these options to get answers to questions about the product or service you have with us.

Paid Leave and COVID-19

As we all adjust to life during this pandemic, it’s important to know what options are available for workers if they have to be out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some states have adjusted their existing paid leave policies to include coverage for matters related to the pandemic. Below are the details you need to know about paid leave related to COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 and U.S. Paid Leave Landscape 
    See a breakdown of changes made to state and federal PFL, PFML and statutory disability laws due to COVID-19.
  • New York Paid Leave for COVID-19 
    In March 2020, New York passed a law that provides wage replacement assistance to eligible New York employees who are unable to work due to their own or their minor child’s COVID-19 quarantine or isolation.

Webinar: COVID-19 and Employment Law: Helping Employers Navigate This Quickly Changing Environment

Watch this recording of a panel discussion to learn more about:

  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and impacts to employers and existing leave laws
  • COVID-19 and the ADA
  • Insurance questions related to coverages from The Standard

Support Employees in New Work Scenarios

Work and where we do it continues to challenge employers. How can you best support employees in all work scenarios?

Well-Being Program Benefits

How can you aim to reduce absenteeism and increase employee productivity? Take a proactive approach to employee support.

How Does Behavioral Health Impact the Workplace?

See what employees think about behavioral health issues at work — and how employers can best support their needs.

Our Continued Commitment

In February 2020, The Standard activated its emergency operations center to guide planning and execute an effective response to this rapidly evolving situation. Our response has focused on safeguarding the health of our employees and protecting our business operations so we can continue to provide exceptional customer service.

Our customer-facing employees work from multiple locations across the U.S., and we have ample work-from-home capacity and time zone coverage should the virus affect any of our regional locations. We have also confirmed with our third-party providers that they have comprehensive business continuity plans and capabilities similar to ours. We will continue to monitor and adjust our plans as the situation evolves.

Despite external factors, our focus has not changed — we will provide continued support and the best possible experience for our customers.

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