COVID-19 Impact on unemployment

Sedgwick is committed to keeping our clients informed on key legislative changes impacting claims programs as we all navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One area of concern for many employers is the impact on unemployment compensation.  COVID-19 has introduced new challenges for employers to manage including the influx in unemployment claims, changes in work search requirements, specific separation issues and many other scenarios — all while maintaining a focus on employee health and safety. Recently, the federal government enacted two relief packages — the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18 and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27. Together, they seek to provide temporary relief for workers affected by COVID-19 by easing eligibility requirements and providing additional income for longer periods of time to more individuals than regular unemployment compensation law.

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Learn about these new laws, Sedgwick’s solutions and other helpful information:

If you have questions about the impact of COVID-19 on your company’s unemployment program, please contact your client services director or email our unemployment compensation team at

Also, for the most up-to-date news, resources and expanded services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Thank you for your continued partnership, and stay well!

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