DBL Center Prepares to Assist with Questions about Short Term Disability and Paid Leave During COVID-19 Pandemic

DBL Center helps its brokers support their clients through this difficult time
By: The DBL Center Ltd
MELVILLE, N.Y. - March 19, 2020 - PRLog -- In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, business owners and employees in New York and New Jersey have many questions about short-term disability and paid family leave coverage. DBL Center, the family-owned and operated wholesale insurance general agency specializing in statutory short-term disability benefits, is here to answer questions and supply its insurance brokers with the information they need to help business owners and benefits managers across the region.

Common Questions about Short Term Disability and COVID-19
  • Will short-term disability cover their absence from work if they are diagnosed with the virus and hospitalized or quarantined?
  • Can they make a disability claim if they have been placed under quarantine but have not tested positive for the virus?
  • Can they make a Paid Family Leave claim to stay home and care for school-age children?
To better serve their customers, DBL Center brokers can reach a knowledgeable DBL Center representative at any time, 24/7, through the company's new chat feature on its website.

Coronavirus and Short-term Disability Policies: What You Need to Know

If an employee is sick and unable to work due to COVID-19, these claims will be determined on a case by case basis, depending on the severity and length of the illness. Some cases requiring hospitalization may qualify for short-term disability in New York and New Jersey.

PFL and the Coronavirus

New York State PFL claims for paid time off to care for children over a year old who are home from school because their school closed may be denied. If a child is diagnosed with COVID-19, PFL claims would be determined on an individual basis, depending on the severity of the illness.

Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

"Our brokers have the ability to Bind DBL policies UNDER 50 lives (https://insurancewholesaler.net/bind-dbl-pfl/) from any internet-enabled computer, whether at home or in the office in order to keep the economy moving," says Michael S. Cohen, DBL Center President, and CEO. "Our exclusive Broker Dashboard gives our brokers access to all their policies and preferred carriers from any internet-enabled device, as well. During these challenging times, we will do everything we can to help our brokers support the businesses they serve with the information they need."

For more information, visit InsuranceWholesaler.net (http://www.insurancewholesaler.net/), call (631) 293.5100 or connect with us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dbl-center-ltd).

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