In our continuing effort to provide timely and accurate information in the wake of COVID-19, we are responding to frequently asked questions from our employer groups. We’ll continue to update this page as developments occur.
Please contact your sales or account representative with further questions or call Customer Service at (800) 362-3310. Remember, we’re here for you.
Quartz will allow continued coverage for employees on temporary leave or reduced hours through December 31, 2020. As of January 1, 2021, the employee will need to either elect COBRA, state continuation coverage, or an ACA plan to remain covered. Employees in the probate period at the time of temporary leave or reduced hours will be allowed to come on to the plan per the group’s probate rules.
Yes, under these terms - Quartz will allow the following reinstatement provisions for employees returning to work after a leave of absence due to layoff: Employees rehired within 12 months of layoff do not need to re-satisfy the group’s probate period. Their effective date will be the 1st of the month following their rehire date or per the group’s current probate rules (if different). Employees rehired after 12 months are required to re-satisfy the group’s probate period.
The following options are available to you and your employees to be seen without leaving your home or office. Here are some resources to share with your employees:
The following COVID-19 resources are available to you and your employees:
Gundersen Health System Resources
The White House:
Wisconsin Wellness Council: