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DOL Updates COBRA Time Frames during the COVID19 Pandemic

The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated participant deadlines extensions, one specifically – for COBRA participants – during the pandemic, or ‘outbreak period’. What is the Outbreak Period? The Outbreak Period is the window of time beginning on March 1, 2020, and ending 60 days after the end of the declared national emergency. The national […]

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Express Scripts – Parachute RX Program

If you find yourself uninsured and have no access to affordable healthcare, CIGNA and Express Scripts has rolled out a program called Parachute RX, during this pandemic.  This is a way to lower your costs on certain generic medications and select brand name medications. Extra prescription savings for extraordinary times:  Express scripts is launching a […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is commonly overlooked when in reality it is one of the most important things to maintain, especially during our current trying global environment. Here at SDL + GHS, the mental health […]

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NY Dept of Financial Services: Premium Payment Deferral

On April 7, 2020, The Department of Financial Services issued Emergency Regulation 62, which requires your insurer to provide a 90 day grace period for certain policies that are written in New York State. Policy Types: Individual Life Insurance Policies, Annuity Contracts, and Fraternal Benefit Society Certificates Find the Notice HERE: Life Annuity – Producer […]

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SDL+ GHS Health Sciences Scholarship

Dear Hudson High School Class of 2020,   The SDL + GHS Scholarship for Health Sciences was established to provide assistance to outstanding students who will fill New York’s health care workforce needs in the future.  At SDL + GHS every day we see firsthand how layered and nuanced the health care industry is, but […]

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What happens if I lose my job? – 03/28/2020

Losing one’s job is an incredibly stressful situation and during a global pandemic, it can feel impossible to know what to do and where to start.  We’ve gathered some information to assist you in knowing where to begin: Unemployment – State UI (Unemployment Insurance) departments are overwhelmed – so be prepared that you are going […]

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