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This Week’s H&W Update

NY STATE EXTENDS SPECIAL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

NY’s deadline for health insurance special enrollment has been extended through December 31, 2020. New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, or by connecting with a free enrollment assister.

NY STATE NEEDS BLOOD DONORS

Due to the pandemic, there is still a severe shortage of blood and blood donations are needed. Giving blood is safe: New York’s blood donation centers have implemented precautions to minimize density and ensure the safety of donors and staff, including requiring donors to make an appointment. Learn more here.

LAST WEEK’S H&W UPDATE: RETURNING TO SCHOOL DURING COVID-19

Whether your children will be returning to the classroom full-time, learning from home or some combination of both, there is information available to help you navigate the situation.  Likewise if you, or your children, are planning on returning to college, there are things you can do to make that transition safer and less stressful.

Listed below are links to resources to help Local 1262 members as they move through these unchartered waters:

Resuming School During COVID-19 — A Resource Guide For Parents is an easy to read guide from Beacon Health that addresses parents most common questions about home schooling and in-classroom learning.

Resuming School During COVID 19

How To Navigate A College Re-Opening is a two-page quick read developed by our Member Assistance Program (MAP).

Navigating College ReOpening

We hope you find this information useful and please feel free to share it with your friends, family and co-workers.