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COVID-19: Return to the Workplace

While it’s unclear how long COVID-19 will continue to affect organizations, many employers are preparing for the return of employees to the workplace. In preparation for reopening your business and asking employees to come back to work, it’s imperative that your company thoughtfully constructs an action plan to alleviate employee anxieties and keep every potential customer healthy and safe. Please feel free to utilize any of the following resources and contact us if we can be of assistance.

COVID-19 and Manufacturers: Challenges in Returning to the Workplace

Apex Benefits and Indiana Manufacturing Association Webinar*

In partnership with the Indiana Manufacturing Association, a team of Apex experts presented considerations for employee wellbeing upon return to the workplace. Additionally, as cost is always a concern, the team discussed how the virus may likely impact company cash flows in the near- and long-term future. Panelists discussed:

  • Who is most at risk and what are the risk factors?
  • Which employees do you call back to work – when and how?
  • What preventative measures could you put in place, such as temperature checks or workplace modifications?
  • Likely issues that will arise once they arrive, including Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA and EEOC matters
  • Helping employees cope with stressors related to returning to the workplace
  • Assessing the financial impact as COVID-19 claims emerge and new claims are incurred

Learn more by watching the recorded webinar on demand.

*While this event was geared toward manufacturing companies, the majority of the content is applicable to organizations in any industry.

IMA & Apex Webinar


Cost Concerns and Return to the Workplace Challenges

Apex Benefits and Association of Indiana Counties Webinar*

In partnership with the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC), a team of Apex HR, legal, and clinical and financial analytics experts will host a discussion entitled “The Government Sector and COVID-19: Cost Concerns and Return to the Workplace Challenges.” Apex experts will help asses considerations for employee well-being upon returning to the workplace and probable impact on already tightened budgets.

Apex, AIC Discussion: Cost Concerns and Return to the Workplace Challenges


 The New Work-Life Realities: What Support Your Employees Are Looking For

Apex Benefits and MetLife*

Apex Executive Advisor Scott Long and MetLife Account Executive John Mileham co-host a discussion entitled “The New Work-Life Realities: What Support Your Employees Are Looking For.”

John and Scott assess the complexities of the new blended work-life world and share practical tips to ease the burden for your employees.



  • How has the “always on” work-life world changed recently for both employers and employees?
  • How are employees finding new ways to “switch off”?
  • What actions can you take to effectively support your employees as they’re facing these new stressors?
The New Work-Life Realities: What Support Your Employees Are Looking For


Return to the Workplace: Planning Resources

Template: Apex Benefits Return to the Workplace Action Plan

Click here to download the Word document and customize for your organization.

May 22, 2020
Man on the phone while working at home

How Will COVID-19 Impact Remote Work Policies in the Future?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses around the country to transition to remote work. Employees have learned how to work from home and discovered what they can and can’t do outside of the office. Will this continue to be part of our new normal?
May 21, 2020

Apex, AIC to Host COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Discussion for the Government Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our way of life the last two months and has overwhelmed the newscycle. It can be stressing, but there are ways to manage and limit the stress and keep our mental health in good shape as we trek through the pandemic.
May 15, 2020
Employees sitting at desk working while wear masks

Reopening the Workplace: Can You Make Employees Return?

Perhaps one of the most daunting tasks when gradually reopening your business is determining just how gradual the process will be. How long will it take before your company is fully operational once again? There are many different variables to consider when making this decision, as well as some dos and don'ts.
May 11, 2020
Person spraying disinfectant on copy machine screen

Keeping Employees’ Well-Being in Mind

In addition to new cleaning and disinfecting measures, employers should also look at other factors to determine the best way to bring employees back into the office. It may be best to form a task force made up of people from various departments to evaluate the best way to bring everyone back to the office.
May 6, 2020
Employees meeting at a table

Create a Plan to Safely Return to Work

There are ways to ensure your employees can feel confident and safe returning to the workplace. While there’s no way to completely avoid the risk of spreading COVID-19, measures can be taken to dramatically reduce that chance.
May 6, 2020

Using Antibody, PCR Testing to Determine COVID-19

Apex Chief Innovation Officer Stan Jackson discusses how antibody and PCR tests can be use to determine if someone has had COVID-19.

What Might COVID-19 Cost Your Company?

Understand the probable future impact of the virus on your company’s cash flow in the near and long term. Our free analysis will provide best-case and worst-case scenarios.