COVID-19 Response & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

There has never been a more critical time for your insurance broker to show up for YOU and help YOU navigate the complicated path forward as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. The good news is that our professional team has prepared for and trained for events like this. To that end, we wanted to make sure that we made as much up to date and relevant information available to you.  


Know that the way insurance companies and coverages are responding to the various needs of our policyholders whether group benefits, commercial insurance, and personal insurance is constantly evolving. This includes payment accommodations, offering coverages not typically available or outside of typical timeframes, new ways to seek medical or dental services, and so much more. If you have any specific needs or questions, please reach out to us so that provide you with detailed information. 


Our Response

This is an unprecedented time for our country. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve rapidly throughout the world and the United States, we have a heightened sense of awareness at Branch Benefits Consultants of our responsibility to our employees, clients and partners. This includes doing our part to help prevent further outbreaks.

We have taken the following precautions:

  • Eliminated corporate travel
  • Eliminated all external meetings 
  • Transitioned our staff to a rotating remote working schedule
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of our workspaces 
  • Disseminated proper personal hygiene practices to our staff
  • Made it safe (both financially and with job security) for our staff to stay home if they are sick 

We want to assure you that Branch Benefits Consultants is, and will remain, open for business. While they may not be physically in the office, our crew will remain available during our current operating hours of Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for lunch) and Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. All of our employees are dedicated to delivering responsive and exceptional service as we collectively adapt to a "new normal". 

Resources for EMPLOYEES

Maintaining Well Being During A Quarantine

FAQs on Essential Health Benefits Coverage for COVID 19


Silver State Health Exchange (Nevada Health Link)

A one-time Exceptional Circumstance Special Enrollment Period (ECSEP) will run from March 17, 2020 through April 15, 2020 for qualified Nevadans who missed the Open Enrollment Period (OEP). For more information or to submit an application, call our office at 702-646-2082. Our licensed brokers can help you and/or your family and enroll you in the program. 


Telemedicine Basics

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap

Community Service: Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Scams

https://steveanderson.com/2020/03/05/community-service-protect-coronavirus-scams/

NV Energy Suspends Disconnects for non-payment, waives late fees and deposits 

https://www.nvenergy.com/alwayson/cannon-message-covid19

Las Vegas Justice Court Halts Evictions 

https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/las-vegas-court-suspends-eviction-proceedings-to-help-community-1983584/

CCSD and Three Square Create Emergency Food Distribution Plan

https://www.threesquare.org/learn/news/press/three-square-food-bank-implements-emergency-food-distribution-strategy-in-response-to-covid-19

Vegas Golden Knights Donate $500,000 To Pay Arena Employees

https://www.ktnv.com/sports/golden-knights/vegas-golden-knights-pledge-500k-to-pay-arena-employees-during-coronavirus-pandemic

United Way Worldwide Launches COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

https://www.unitedway.org/recovery/covid19?utm_source=press&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=covid19&utm_content=learnmore

List of Local Businesses Still Offering Carry-Out, Delivery, Gift Cards

http://bit.ly/VegasTakeout

Mint Locker Offering Free Dry Cleaning for Medical Professionals

https://www.mintlocker.com

Albertsons Special Hours for Seniors and Vulnerable Population

https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/newsroom/shopping-hours-for-vulnerable-customers.html


Some States Require Insurance Protections Because of COVID-19

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Questions and Answers

News Brief - Senate Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill