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"COVID-19" - Resources for TPA's

COVID-19  – Resources for TPA Business Owners

As you are aware from working on this issue within your own organizations, the information and challenges shift by the hour, notwithstanding the U.S. Government’s national emergency declaration on Friday, March 13—alongside international travel restrictions—due to COVID-19. NIPA is compiling a number of resources to help arm you with the best options for how to protect your employees, balance business needs and satisfy client demands. Check the listings below and their associated links for more information.  



From NIPA, is this summary of the recently passed H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The summary contains information related to Emergency Paid Sick Leave, Family and Medical Leave, and Unemployment Insurance Provisions as outlined in H.R. 6201. 


Webinar Recording: employer covid-19 response - an overview of the cares act - by claudia st. john of affinity hr group

Hosted by NIPA's partner, Affinity HR Group, this webinar recording titled Employer COVID-19 Response - An Overview of the CARES Act. The topics covered by Claudia St. John in this webinar are as follows:

  • Provide the latest updates on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (In effect Wednesday April 1, 2020)
  • Present an overview of the CARES Act
  • Address COVID-19 Employer responses and legal requirements
  • Question & Answer session

In addition to the webinar recording provided by NIPA's partner, Affinity HR Group, is this helpful information summary sheet regarding the recently passed Coronavirus Aid Relief Economic Security (C.A.R.E.S.) Act. This summary covers topics relevant to businesses like Payroll Protection Loans, Refundable Employee Retention Credit, and Expanded Disaster Loans and Grants. It also briefly covers topics relevant to employees like Individual Stimulus Payments, Expanded Unemployment Benefits, and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. 


webinar Recording: families first coronavirus response act - what you need to know - by Claudia st. john of AFFINITY HR GROUP (Also included: employer questions answered video)

Hosted by NIPA's partner, Affinity HR Group, a webinar titled Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What You Need to Know. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act established two new federal laws: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family & Medical Expansion Act.  In this webinar, Affinity HR Group's Claudia St. John will go over the provisions of the new laws, what they cover, what they don't, and what employers need to know.  We will also be taking questions from participants on topics such as:

  • How to comply with the new Families First Act
  • Issues relating to telecommuting 
  • Impacts of "Remain in Place" requirements, definitions of "essential businesses" and more.

Click the following link for the slides from this webinar.


Click the following link for Affinity HR Group's follow-up "FFCRA & CARES Act - Employer Question Answered" video. This recorded Q&A video provides some additional context to some of the questions that may have arose following their related Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What You Need to Know webinar. 


urgent hr minute: families first act webinar & some considerations for laying off employees - AFFINITY HR GROUP

Provided by NIPA's partner, Affinity HR Group, is this helpful information sheet titled Urgent HR Minute: Families First Act Webinar & Some Considerations for Laying Off Employees. On top of providing a brief description of their upcoming  March 25th webinar and link to register, this summary provides information business owners should consider during the current business climate. In-particular, the difficult decisions many companies are having to make about laying off their employees.



Hosted by NIPA's partner, Affinity HR Group, a webinar titled Workplace Response: COVID-19 How to Plan, that has compiled helpful information to ensure you are better prepared to navigate the evolving landscape we are currently in. With the COVID-19 virus' impact on people and businesses growing more serious every day, many companies are left trying to figure out their best options for how to protect their employees, balance business needs, and satisfy client demands. Most importantly, this will answer a number of the questions you may have as you craft your own response plan.


Click the following link for the Affinity HR Plan for COVID-19 Handout from this webinar.


Relevant video resources provided by affinity hr group

From NIPA's partner, Affinity HR Group, are the links below to different videos resources they've created that provide beneficial information and insight during this unprecedented time. The variety of topics range from covering Federal resources, as well as things to consider if you are contemplating layoffs, and quick tips on why your company should considering having employees work from home. 

Protecting your workers from coronavirus - risk strategies

From NIPA's partner, Risk Strategies, comes this prescient information guide on Protecting Your Workers From Coronavirus. Focusing on the facts, this guide offers an overview of what the virus is, how it spreads, and what can be done to protect your workforce and business during this difficult period.


emergency briefing: business interruption insurance - risk strategies

From NIPA's partner, Risk Strategies, is this Emergency Brief: Business Interruption InsuranceThis information guide is focused on business interruption insurance as well as additional losses a business may have during this crisis and other notable areas of concern.


Pandemic PREPARATION & Response plan template - RISK STRATEGIES

From NIPA's partner, Risk Strategies, is this Pandemic Sample Plan that is designed to be a supporting plan component of the overall Business Continuity Management ProgramThis plan is an organizational level plan that guides the emergency response of personnel and resources during a pandemic outbreak.


crisis management program - RISK STRATEGIES

From NIPA's partner, Risk Strategies, is this Crisis Management Program.


Business continuity plan template - RISK STRATEGIES

From NIPA's partner, Risk Strategies, is this Business Continuity Plan Template that is a template designed to help you begin the continuity planning process for your company. Sample text has been provided for the majority of the sections to serve as a starting point.  Business continuity planning is the process of identifying the parts of your company that are most vulnerable in order to create a plan to recover them if a business interruption occurs. 


connect and share with fellow tpa business owners

Have questions or resources related to running a TPA Business - especially in these uncertain times? NIPA Business Owner Members have a private discussion forum already set up: the NIPA Business Owner Member Peer-to-Peer Exchange. This is an unprecedented time for most U.S. business owners, so let's lean on each other to ensure the long-standing strength and resiliency of TPA businesses across the nation.

  • Log into your NIPA member profile and click on Manage Profile in the top right corner of the page
  • Under the Community heading, select Groups
  • Click on Business Owner Members: Resources 

This exchange is available to TPA Business Owner members only. To learn more about becoming a TPA Business Owner member and how you can access exclusive resources like the Peer-to-Peer Exchange, please contact NIPA Headquarters


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If you are a NIPA member and would like to know more about NIPA's Partners who contributed to this page, please see the below links for details. If you're a NIPA Partner and have helpful resources to contribute, please reach out to to have those resources shared on the NIPA site.


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