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The City of Hallandale Beach joins Broward County in the limited reopening of some non-essential businesses starting Monday, May 18th.   

Please keep in mind businesses are not required to reopen on the 18th.  Businesses may reopen if they wish and are able to abide by the requirements in Emergency Order 20-10. If an establishment does open, it may choose to impose stricter requirements on its employees or customers. To determine if a particular business is open and what requirements may apply to employees or customers of that business, please reach out to the business directly.

Please visit https://cohb.org/reopen  for more information

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.IT HelpDesk IconShould 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 jbuschman@cohb.org or mozuna@cohb.org.

By Emergency Declaration, 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. 


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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

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Due to continued increased number of coronavirus cases in Broward and Miami-Dade counties we have implemented the following walk in restrictions in our Miami Beach and Aventura clinics. These steps are being implemented for the safety of yourself, our staff and the community: 

·     We are implementing a "closed waiting room" policy. Prior to leaving please call us at 786-923-4000 to speak with one of our triage medical assistants.

·     If you have a scheduled appointment for any of our services, and you are practicing social distancing and limiting your exposure, we would be happy to re-schedule your appointment till later date, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 786-923-4000.

·     As we continue to provide urgent care services to our communities, we updated our opening hours, both facilities are open Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. 

·     We ask that all our patients to please come in wearing a mask and gloves to protect themselves, other patients, and our doctors and medical staff.

·     We continually, disinfect the door handles and chair armrests in the waiting area.

·     We continually, disinfect examination rooms and counter tops for yours and our protection.

If you have recently traveled, or have been in contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19 or are experiencing a fever with cough or shortness of breath, please practice social distancing by staying at home. Additionally, please stay informed and review CDC guidelines for the symptoms and testing at this time. 

As we are receiving new guidelines from CDC and our local health officials, we are implementing them immediately to keep you, our doctors and medical team safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions at 786-923-4000.  


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AVENTURA 

20601 E Dixie Hwy, Suite 340 

Aventura, FL 33180 

Directions to Aventura 

 

Our regular hours are: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Holidays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 


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MIAMI BEACH 

825 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Suite 100 

Miami Beach, FL 33140 

Directions to Miami Beach 

 

Our regular hours are: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Holidays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 


COVID Testing

aetna

 

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:

  • Waiving early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications for all members with pharmacy benefits administered through CVS Caremark.

  • Continuing to encourage members to take advantage of plan benefits for 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions.


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 

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Sleep

Sleep Webinar 

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To review information about a Good Night's Sleep  click on the link. 


Fitbit


Introducing Fitbit Premium™ for Hallandale Beach

Hallandale Beach employees and their dependents now have even more ways to stay fit, active, and ready for what’s next with Fitbit Premium. Enjoy access to hundreds of video and audio workouts, guided programs, advanced sleep tools, and personalized insights right in the Fitbit mobile app. And the best part is, it’s all available completely free when you join our program.

 

ACCESS FITBIT PREMIUM NOW

https://www.fitbit.com/care/go/456811

 

  • Guided programs

Based on your goals and your unique Fitbit data, get customized, step-by-step programs to help you build healthy habits that last.

 

  • Dynamic workouts

Get stronger and fitter with 100+ video and audio workouts that get more personalized as you give feedback.

 

  • Advanced sleep tools

Unlock sleep tools personalized for you, including a detailed breakdown of your daily Sleep Score and guided programs to help you sleep deeper.

 

  • Advanced insights

Premium translates your data into meaningful insights that reveal what you’re doing well and what you can do to improve.

 

  • Stress & Mindfulness Resources

Relax and unwind with a library of sleep sounds and guided meditations for stress reduction, restful sleep, body positivity and more.

 

* No purchase necessary.

** You do not need a Fitbit device to access Fitbit Premium.

 

>>> Learn more about Fitbit Premium here

 

Employees may contact the dedicated support team by email at CWsupport@fitbit.com or phone at 844-5-FITBIT

 

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Crisis response lines for all members — 833-327-AETNA (2386)

Aetna Nurse Medical Line - 800-556-1555

Teladoc – 800-835-2362

Teladoc.com/Aetna 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -800-955-6422

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Watch and register for the latest webinars

Join live webinars on topics such as communication, stress, self-improvement and more. You can also view webinars on demand from our webinar library.

Visit your member website to sign up for a webinar today.

 

Download the webinar calendar.


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Ways to stay safe and still find joy and meaning in the holidays during COVID-19

The holiday season often comes with its own set of stresses and challenges, but this year has added a new level of stress and uncertainty as a result of COVID-19.  This presentation will focus on:

  • Safety considerations for your holidays
  • Alternative ways to stay connected
  • Ways to find joy and true meaning during the holidays

December 8 @ 4 PM ET

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Another COVID-19 challenge: Dealing with loneliness during the holiday season

This year, COVID-19 will likely cause many family members and friends to be apart during the holidays. That can create loneliness at a time when "joy" is usually on the calendar.

Join this webinar to explore, understand and deal with these circumstances. Come away with ideas to enjoy the holidays even if you’re separated from loved ones.

December 10 @ 4:15PM ET

 

Apologizing: What, when and how

December 10 @ 3 PM ET

Letting go of the past: Your life is now!

December 17 @ 3 PM ET






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Forgiveness during the pandemic

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself as well as others.

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Support for the school year

Whether your kids are learning in person or online, we're here to help.

We've put together these resources for parents

COVID-19 resources

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Survey: Your biggest insight of 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. And it's nearly over. We want to know: What's the most impactful thing you've learned about yourself this year?

Respond to our survey and watch for selected reader responses in the December newsletter.

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Upcoming webinars

Webinars are presented each month on topics such as communication, stress, self-improvement and more. We also have a library of webinars you can view at any time. Log in to your member website to sign up for a webinar today.

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FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE:

1-866-779-6121

*Use this number for information on coronavirus testing or to speak to a FLDOH nurse 24/7.

BROWARD CORONAVIRUS CALL CENTER HOTLINE: 

(954) 412-7300

*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:

(954) 457-1489

*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: 

(954) 745-9779


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WE Florida Financial

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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.

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Attend an ICMA-RC WEBINAR – learning more about your personal finances can go a long way!

                                                   


 

 

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.




 

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Attend an ICMA-RC group meeting – learning more about your personal finances can go a long way!

Topic:

I am Nearing Retirement. Now What?

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If you are retiring soon, you probably have many questions about your retirement accounts. Learn what you should consider next.

Details:

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is an Online Webinar

Click here to register

 

Your ICMA-RC Representative:                                                                          



Natascha Barone

Retirement Plans Specialist
(866) 886-8025
nbarone@icmarc.org
Click here to schedule a phone appointment

 



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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:

Coronavirus-Related Distribution

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.

In-service Distribution.

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.

Loan Relief

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.

Questions?

Employees may reach out to Natascha Barone, the City’s ICMA-RC representative with any questions. She can be reached by clicking this link -

NATASCHA BARONE ONLINE SCHEDULING

or via email – nbarone@icmarc.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.


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For anyone that has questions regarding your ICMA plans, feel free to schedule a virtual/phone appointment with our ICMA-RC Retirement Plan Specialist Natascha Barone. 

To schedule a virtual/ phone appointment with Natascha, please click on the following link -  NATASCHA BARONE ONLINE SCHEDULING 

 Once you find your preferred day and time, click on the event for details and to sign up.  Please note that all five fields (first name, last name, email address, phone number, and a brief description) are required.  You will receive an email confirmation and she will call you at the selected scheduled day and time