Go to www.COHB.org/Corona for public Updates
For employees working remotely, should you have any issues that arise you can contact Information Technology for support via email at ITHelpdesk@cohb.org, or via the HELPDESK icon on CityNet.Should any employee sustain a motor vehicle accident and/or incur a workers compensation injury, please notify HR/Risk Management at either 954-457-1310, or 954-457-1398. You may also email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
By Emergency Declaration for forest park for forest park for forest park for forest park for forest park for forest park for forest park for forest park for forest park for forest park , all persons outside of their homes within the City of Hallandale Beach are required to wear cloth masks or other face coverings consistent with the current CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines for personal protective equipment. For purposes of this Order, persons should not utilize N95 rated masks unless engaged in providing health care, police, fire, or emergency management services or other persons engaged in life/safety activities. Broward County Emergency Order also requires masks for essential businesses. Masks should adhere to the CDC guidance available here.
By City of Hallandale Beach Policy, issued 01/26/21:
Effective immediately, I am requiring the wearing of masks by all employees that are onsite at any City facility or are doing any City business/ or work activities as a part of their work duties. Whether a team member is in the office, or out on the road doing business for the City, facial coverings must be worn at all times by all staff with the following exceptions:
1. If you are alone in your own personal office, and there is no risk of any other team members going in or out of your office. If anyone can enter or leave your office during the course of the workday, then you must wear your facial covering at all times.
2. If you are in your personal office during the workday and need to leave it for whatever reason, if no person is outside of it, or in a common area, you do not have to wear your mask. If, however, there are others in the common area outside of your office, and you need to leave your office, you must wear your facial covering (e.g., you are working at night or on the weekend and there is absolutely no one else around).
3. If you are in a City vehicle by yourself, you do not have to wear a mask. However, the moment you leave that vehicle on any City related activity or business, you must always wear your facial covering. Furthermore, if there is anyone in the City vehicle with you, facial coverings must be worn at all times.
4. People are not required to wear a facial covering for the shortest practical period of time that the person’s activity makes wearing a facial covering impossible (such as eating, drinking).
5. A team member with a stated disability or medical condition (as reported to Human Resources) that prevents the person from wearing a facial covering or causes a person to be unable to remove a facial covering without assistance, should not wear a facial covering.
Even when facial coverings are worn, Social Distancing of at least six (6) feet should be maintained to the maximum extent possible.
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To help you get through this, we’re offering the following programs for you with 24/7 access:
Important information about FastCare
When COVID-19 escalated in the United States, Aetna, a CVS Health Company, was among the first in the industry to implement short-term crisis policy changes to support you and your workforce. As we shift to recovery planning, some of these policies will remain, while others will end.
The benefit liberalizations chart below applies to Aetna insured customers and summarizes our updated policy changes and effective dates. We are closely monitoring the progress of the pandemic, federal and state policies and the associated impact on our members, customers and providers. We’ll continue to adjust our policies, as appropriate, to ensure access to care.
In addition to supporting members’ access to needed care, we continue to focus on protecting patient access to medication and have extended the following actions:
For additional COVID-19-related resources, please review our employer and producers resources page or member FAQs or contact your account representative.
COHB is happy to announce the launch of the Aetna Microsite. Access to the Aetna Microsite allows employees to have "Care anywhere" and provides convenient connections to your best health
To get connected to the Aetna Microsite click the link below
COHB VIRTUAL FITNESS REPLAYS
Crisis response lines for all members — 833-327-AETNA (2386)
Aetna Nurse Medical Line - 800-556-1555
Teladoc – 800-835-2362
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -800-955-6422
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FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE:
*Use this number for information on coronavirus testing or to speak to a FLDOH nurse 24/7.
BROWARD CORONAVIRUS CALL CENTER HOTLINE:
*Use this number if you are seeking medical attention due to being symptomatic, having traveled to one of the countries listed by the CDC on their advisory, or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled to one of these countries in the last fourteen days.
CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH HOTLINE:
*Hallandale Beach employees are answering a City hotline for questions about the City operations during this emergency. The phone line is manned from 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday.
AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER SENIOR HELP LINE:
COHB Benefits Information
WE FLORIDA FINANCIAL PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
We Florida Financial is proud to be your credit union. We have been with you for almost 70 years and we stand ready to help you in this uncertain time, dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Making your financial life better has always been our priority and in the midst of this situation, that remains our commitment.
We understand that some members have been affected by loss of income and unexpected expenses. In the spirit of “people helping people,” we would like to help by offering:
• Deferred loan payments for 60 days
• Emergency relief loans up to $2,500 with no payments for 90 days with no processing fees.
• A refund of late fees for members affected by income interruption
Don’t forget that you can access your accounts 24/7 online at WeFloridaFinancial.com and through our mobile app.
As your car buying solution, We Drive also stands ready to help and 954-691-2277 is the number to call for assistance.
We Florida Financial is a safe and strong credit union serving our community since 1952. We will do everything possible to help members affected by the coronavirus.
If you have questions about COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov is a good source of accurate information.
Stay safe during these times.
We are inviting you to join us for a webinar sponsored by ICMA-RC to learn about a new plan option within the Deferred Compensation 457 Plan, as well as other related topics. Pre-registration is required and you can do so by clinking on the link below.
ICMA-RC is hosting financial planning webinars that can help you prepare for retirement.
We will be offering these webinars in a virtual setting. To register for a webinar, please click on the link below and you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar.
ICMA-RC is continuing to host financial planning webinars that can help you prepare for retirement.
Team Hallandale Beach,
The $2 trillion stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and addresses a range of economic and health-related issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This email will summarize the CARES Act changes related to your ICMA-RC 457(b) and 401(a) accounts.
Based on the CARES Act, the 457(b) and the 401(a) plans will permit a qualified employee to withdraw up to $100,000 across both plans.
Employees have access to the following new provisions:
The bill creates a new in-service distribution type from a plan or IRA called a “coronavirus-related distribution” (CRD). The provisions are similar (but not identical) to relief provided in prior years for natural disasters. To be eligible for CRD treatment, the distribution must be made to an individual who is diagnosed with the disease, has a spouse or dependent who is diagnosed, or has experienced adverse financial consequences as a result of the disease. Employees may self-certify eligibility.
Delayed Federal Income Tax and Penalty Waiver. Unless the individual elects otherwise, a CRD is included in gross income in equal amounts over three years. In addition, if the individual would owe the 10% early withdrawal penalty, that penalty is waived for CRDs.
Eligible Distributions. The distribution must be made on or after Jan. 1, 2020, and before Dec. 31, 2020. The maximum amount for an individual is $100,000 from all plans and IRAs.
Withholding. The mandatory 20% withholding, and requirement to provide a 402(f) notice, which normally apply to eligible rollover distributions, is waived for a CRD.
Repayment. To enable participants to restore their retirement savings, the law allows the distribution to be repaid during the three-year period beginning on the day after the date the distribution is made, back into a plan or IRA. In that case, the repayment is treated similar to a rollover.
Note: There are additional age requirements (70½) that must be met in order for an employee to qualify for in service CRD from their 401(a) Money Purchase Plan.
Increase in Maximum Loan. The maximum loan amount is increased from $50,000 or 50% of the vested account balance up to $100,000 or 100% of the vested account balance. This applies to plan loans taken out during the 180-day period beginning March 27, 2020.
Eligibility. To be eligible for the loan relief described in this section, a participant must meet the same eligibility criteria noted above for CRDs.
Delay in Repayment. For any repayment on a loan due between March 27, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020, the due date for such payment is delayed for one year.
Employees may reach out to Natascha Barone, the City’s ICMA-RC representative with any questions. She can be reached by clicking this link -
or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We will proactively provide updates and clarifications as quickly as they become available.
For those employees wanting to request a CRD from their ICMA account, please complete the attached withdrawal form and return to Human Resources. If you would like to request a loan from your ICMA plans, please contact Natascha Barone directly.