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Our hearts go out to the individuals, businesses and communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Needless to say, our primary focus is – and will continue to be – the health and safety of our associates, our clients and the communities we serve.

Please find a variety of resources below that can help you and your business effectively navigate these challenging times. If you have any questions, concerns or if there is anything we can do to help you at this time, please reach out to your Johnson Financial Group advisor or find one today.


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Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
Labor and Employment Issues Facing Your Business

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During uncertain times like these, it’s important for you to stay informed and have a plan to address legislative changes that impact your employees and business. Join us for an informative webinar that will help you understand the key elements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including the expansion of FMLA and the emergency paid leave rules.

We’ll also address the latest COVID-19 related information, including critical elements of COVID-19 policy development and cautions you may need to take when developing policies for your organization.

Webinar Details

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 8:15 am - 9:30 am (CST)

Featured Speaker

Robert J. Simandl | Attorney
Labor and Employment Practice | von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

We have limited capacity, please RSVP at your earliest convenience. If we meet capacity, we will be able to send you a recorded version of the presentation.

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Market Conditions

Writing a New History

Investment Commentary
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the United States very quickly and in totality. Employees are forced to set up makeshift home offices, restaurants are offering curb-side pickup, and everything from college courses to real estate open houses is being done virtually. Most Americans have never experienced anything like this, and everyone is learning to adapt.

Valuation Does Matter . . . in the Long Run

Investment Commentary
  • Markets continue to be disrupted by the news flow surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, stock prices in particular have fallen dramatically, now down more than 35% from their peak just a month or so ago.

Preparing for 2020: Politics, the Economy and Your Business

  • At a recent event at Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum, the Insurance Division at Johnson Financial Group hosted clients to hear how the current political landscape and election cycle could impact their businesses and the economy in 2020 and beyond.

Information Overload

Investment Commentary
  • We have been awakened to the risks of the coronavirus by an overload of information, and people are reacting. Check-out lines are long and store shelves are bare for essential items. Events are being cancelled, schools are closing in favor of e-learning alternatives, and social distancing has entered our lexicon.

New World Order

  • Concerns over slower global economic growth due to the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have led to a precipitous decline in stock prices and bond yield. Many are relating the stock market decline to the potential severity of an economic slowdown, concluding that a global recession is in the offing.

Where are we now?

Investment Commentary
  • Market volatility has been unnerving over the last several days! In particular, Monday’s sell-off in stocks and decline in bond yields have everyone asking, “Why?” and “What should I do?” Let’s get more specific.

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law. The FFCRA provides emergency assistance to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In part, the FFCRA provides much needed relief to employers in the form of tax credits while employees take time off using the FFCRA's sick leave and family leave programs. It also provides self-employed individuals with comparable tax credits against their self-employment tax.

Click here to read more on the implications for you and your business from our partners at von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

We are hosting a webinar on Friday, March 27th featuring Robert Simandl, Attorney at von Briesen & Roper, s.c., who will provide an update on the impact this new law may have on your business. Please check back on our website or follow us on LinkedIn (@johnsonfinancialgroup.com) or Twitter (@johnsonbank) to view a recording of the webinar in the coming days.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, you and your business face growing uncertainty as to how this pandemic will affect your operations long term. This is especially true for many service, entertainment and retail organizations, who have had to close their doors or cease operations as a result of COVID-19. Not only has this severely impacted your ability to serve your customers, but it also may be leading to indefinite disruptions—disruptions that could impact your bottom line. As a result of the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 brings, many businesses are turning business interruption insurance, for help.

Click here to view our article on business interruption policies and what it could mean for you and your business. You can click here to view several responses published by the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW) on business interruption coverage and if it can be applied.

Similar to business interruption coverage, you may be wondering how a commercial general liability insurance policy may respond to COVID-19. Click here to learn more information and examples from the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW).

Every protection package and every claim is unique. Claims will be assessed in accordance with the coverages the insured has in place and the facts presented. It is not possible to answer any hypothetical questions or claim scenarios regarding the coronavirus.

Please report the claim as you normally would. Your carrier or TPA will review the claim following their normal claim submission process and protocols and engage you and the insured as needed, as quickly as possible.

Our advisors are here to help you through your unique situation.

Another topic you might be concerned about is how workers' compensation insurance will respond to COVID-19. Click here to learn more about the impact to employers. Click here to learn more about the impact to individuals.

To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19. If you are an employer who has already planned for pandemics, planning for COVID-19 may involve updating your plans to address the specific exposure risks, sources of exposure and routes of transmission. If you have not prepared for pandemic events, you should prepare your business and employees as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions. For guidance on how to prepare your workplace, click here to view a great resource put together by OSHA.

Individuals and businesses need to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19. Click here to view more information from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on this topic.

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