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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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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (updated 3/30/2020)

The Families First Coronovirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed by Congress and goes into effect on April 1, 2020, and will sunset on December 31, 2020. There are two components of the legislation: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (ER-FMLA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Private employers with fewer […]

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New York COVID-19 Paid Leave: Guidance – 3/24/2020

Until the Federal program (“Families First Coronavirus Response Act”) becomes effective in April to help ease some of the financial strains from the COVID-19 outbreak (the illness caused by the novel Coronavirus), NY State is helping fill the void on the State level through “Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave” signed into law 3/18/2020 for employees […]

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