Dear Valued Agency/Broker Partner,
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 1159 (Hill) into law, which takes immediate effect.
On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 (Hill) into law, codifying his previous executive order (known as “N-62-20”) that created a rebuttable COVID-19 presumption and creating two, new rebuttable COVID-19 presumptions and new employer reporting requirements..
What does this mean for policyholders?
In order to assist you in understanding the new presumption law and educate your clients, we’ve prepared four items for your review, which are available here on our website or from the links below:
- We’ve updated our COVID-19 presumption FAQs to include key takeaways from both the governor’s original executive order and the newly-enacted SB 1159.
Click here to review the FAQs
- We’ve provided a brief notice regarding the new COVID-19 employer reporting requirements.
Click here for a summary of Employer requirements and reporting guidelines
- We’ve created a reporting form to quickly guide employers on what and how to report during the retroactive period before SB 1159 was signed into law.
Retroactive COVID-19 employer reporting form
- We’ve created a reporting form to quickly guide employers on what and how to report during the go forward period after SB 1159 was signed into law.
Go-forward COVID-19 employer reporting form
What can you do?
Please communicate this information to your clients (our policyholders) to make the implementation of the new presumption law as smooth a process as possible for them and to help them avoid costly sanctions. Based upon your feedback to us, we will continue to update our FAQs and provide additional resources and support, including a future educational webinar.
Please contact your underwriter or distribution representative if you have any further questions or would like to provide us your feedback.
Dave Kuhn, CPCU, ARM
Regional President, California
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Distribution