As the COVID-19 pandemic continues through the fall, public health concerns remain of the utmost importance. The reinsurance industry is well-positioned to advise clients on how to respond to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, and Guy Carpenter is actively developing a view of how COVID-19 may impact businesses as employees begin returning to their offices.
As the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 continues, many organizations are grappling with a question for when one is available: Can they require employees to be vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19?
The answer: yes … but with caveats and cautions, according to Kelly Thoerig, Employment Practices Liability Coverage Leader at Marsh and Renata Elias, Vice President at Marsh. Marsh is an affiliate of Guy Carpenter.
The annual flu season is about to start, complicated this year by COVID-19’s continuing spread, which has already placed health systems under significant stress. Businesses, too, are under enormous pressure to protect both their employees and their bottom lines, hard hit for many by the ongoing response to the pandemic.