NJSIG's COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 Response
As a premier provider of insurance and risk management solutions for school districts in the State of New Jersey, NJSIG understands that it is essential that we maintain normal operations during this difficult time. We can assure our members, brokers, sub-fund administrators, and other insurance partners that all of our operating systems are accessible, and that we will remain responsive to your insurance and risk management needs no matter where we are physically working.
These procedures will remain in effect until further notice, although they are subject to change as conditions warrant. NJSIG will continue to monitor the recommendations from the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and will advise of any changes to these procedures.
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Updates From NJSIG
Fraudulent Jobless Claims
A new trend is sweeping the nation since novel coronavirus (COVID-19) shut down our country, and we are not talking about Zoom Happy Hours. During a time when people are still trying to navigate remote working, e-learning, and surviving a pandemic, employers and staff now need to be aware of cybercriminals who continue to capitalize during this crisis. [Read More]
Safety Net: July 2020
As schools plan for the opening of the 2020-21 school year, school leaders have a lot of ques-tions. There are so many issues to deal with in preparing for September - whether that means opening school buildings, continuing distance learning, or a blended approach. [Read More]
A Message from NJSIG's Executive Director on 2020 Graduation Ceremonies
As many of our members are already aware, Governor Murphy announced on May 26, 2020 that in-person graduation ceremonies can begin on July 6, 2020... [Read More]
COVID-19 And Workers' Compensation Issues Facing School Boards
When New Jersey schools reopen, one of the many imperatives will be the need to safeguard the health of employees and avoid COVID-19 workers' compensation claims. The challenge is now facing many private employers across the nation as they bring back furloughed employees under the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program). Employees in the public and private sector are understandably worried about contracting the virus, and naturally they want to know what safety measures their employers will be taking... [Read More]
SafetyNet May 2020
A message from NJSIG's Claims Department: We are here for you! There have been several intense storms since mid-March. Please be sure you are checking on your buildings and reporting your property claims as quickly as you can. We are also prepared to handle any and all questions regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)... [Read More]
A message from NJSIG's Executive Director
We have recently received a number of inquiries regarding immediate return of member contributions in response to the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 pandemic, and we wanted to let you know what we are doing to address these inquiries. [Read More]
SafetyNet April 2020
Many of our members are making the best of a very scary situation. NJSIG would like to sahre heroic, happy, and positive stories that are happening in your district. [Read More]
COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Message From John Geaney, Esq.
For many of us, almost overnight our work lives have been transformed from reporting to an official work location to working mainly from home. The impact of this sudden change will have significance for our level of safety, our economy, and in so many other areas, even the field of workers’ compensation.
New Jersey courts have recognized that injuries at home that arise from work are on equal footing with injuries at work locations. [Read More]
COVID-19 Updates from NJSIG and Our Partners
While we are all practicing social distancing and doing our part to flatten the curve, NJSIG's renewal season is upon us. NJSIG's Underwriting Department is working diligently at home to stay on schedule as best we can. We understand that during this unique and difficult time, there will have to be flexibility. We appreciate all of your patience while we navigate through the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 situation. [Read More]
COVID-19 Updates from Qual-Lynx
In an effort to provide an update on workers’ compensation medical treatment for NJSIG's members and their injured employees, please know that QualCare and Qual-Lynx are working diligently to deliver their workers’ compensation services uninterrupted wherever possible. They are committed to monitoring the evolving COVID-19 emergency and will keep NJSIG's members updated as the situation progresses. QualCare and Qual-Lynx remain open for business and fully operational, with 95% of staff working remotely and all of their systems functioning as normal. [Read More]
SafetyNet March 2020
Responding to the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed guidance for businesses and schools. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases... [Read More]