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Vaccine Carrots or Sticks? Businesses Grapple With Getting Employees Inoculated

U.S. workers could soon face choices such as free COVID-19 shots and a cash bonus if all get immunized, or those unwilling to be vaccinated get reassigned or even lose their jobs. Those options are being studied by businesses hoping to bring at-home employees back without triggering a backlash or violating federal and state employment law. Companies are consulting with lawyers, health care experts and polling their workers to gauge when to offer carrots and when to use a stick. Read more

10 States With The Highest, Lowest Priority Population For COVID-19 Vaccines

A CDC panel recommended Dec. 1 that healthcare workers especially at risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and long-term care facility residents and staff should be the first to receive vaccines. Among states, North Dakota has the highest share of adults in these groups, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Read more.

Capital Blue Cross | Salesforce Will Be Inaccessible December 31, 2020

In an effort to improve administration efficiency and the user experience for our producers and staff, we will be improving our Salesforce platform with a new sales quoting engine to support non-Large Group business. In order to bring these changes to the platform for use in 2021, it is necessary to close access to Salesforce. Therefore, please note on your calendars that starting Friday, December 31, 2020, Salesforce will be unavailable. We expect access to return by Monday, January 4, 2021, if not sooner. Read more

Geisinger | Commercial Bulletin: December 15, 2020

In this edition: Extended Pennie coverage deadline, where to find COVID-19 vaccine FAQs and more. Read more.

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