A Message from Shawn Edgington, CEO of Granite Insurance & E-COMP
The world is at war with an invisible enemy on a scale we have not experienced in our lifetime. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, prompting a global health emergency. The effects of this pandemic are personally and rapidly affecting our families, our communities and our businesses in many ways we may not have anticipated. The goal of this email is to help navigate through the uncharted waters of COVID-19 and how insurance may be able to offer some relief.
The situation is evolving by the hour with COVID-19 cases increasing at an exponential rate in every state and across over 140 countries. We are implementing unprecedented measures in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, including cancelling all mass gatherings, closing schools, bars, gyms and public facilities, as well as suspending non-essential travel. We are locking down our borders and enforcing shelter-in-place measures. All of these measures come at a cost, often with unforeseen ramifications that may ultimately directly affect your business.
We have established a COVID-19 Resource Center with answers to the most frequently asked insurance related questions to help support your business and organizations with valuable information from a variety of reliable sources, updated frequently with the most current information. Our goal is to help mitigate the direct impact that may confront your business, your employees and the communities in which your business operates by presenting practical solutions that are timely and relevant to your needs. We will also be providing valuable information related to Workers’ Compensation, medical, travel, event cancellation and Business Interruption coverages, to name a few.
NOTE: If you have a pay-as-you-go Workers’ Compensation policy through our Granite or our E-COMP Department and have questions about coverages or what may happen if your company does not run payroll, please read our Q & A section located here.
I want you to know that ECOMP & Granite Insurance Brokers are here for you and we are equipped to help you navigate how insurance may apply to the difficult circumstances you may be currently facing, including those unforeseen scenarios that may present themselves in the future. Leveraging the latest technology has allowed 100% of our workforce the capability to work from home, giving us the ability to provide uninterrupted and prompt service during these difficult times.
On a personal note, animal shelters are also facing the impacts of COVID-19 resulting in staffing shortages, a stark decrease in animal adoptions/fostering and in some cases an increase in animals being dropped off. You can help by adopting, fostering or donating $25 to the Petco Foundation, helping to save animal lives through this crisis.
I would like to thank you for the trust that you have placed in us. We are in this together and look forward to continuing to earn and support your business in the days and years ahead.
Be well and stay safe,
Shawn Edgington, CIC
Granite Insurance Brokers & E-COMP, National No Deposit Pay-Go Program
Office: 925-462-8400 or Toll Free: 888-493-2667 or 888-347-2648 Cell: 925-360-7801
For questions regarding your existing pay-as-you-go Workers Compensation Policy please contact us at E-COMP Service
If you have interest in converting your Workers’ Compensation policy to a no deposit, pay-as-you-go policy, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or changes regarding your commercial lines policies and/or direct bill workers compensation policy, please contact us at Commercial Lines Service
For questions regarding your Medical Benefits, please contact us at Granite Benefits
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