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Employers rely on insurance policies for potential damage to property and equipment from natural disasters, but just as crucial is to have a plan in place to deal with emotional trauma that such events can inflict on employees. So reports Employee Benefit News.

cyclone 2102397 640smallEmployers should have a fair and reasonable policy to afford workers time off during natural disasters and be transparent about what they can make available weeks and months leading up to periods when bad weather events are expected. Employers also need to ensure their pharmacy refill policies are up-to-date and able to serve workers’ needs during tough periods.

“This way, employees with chronic conditions or who require maintenance medications can have more than a week’s supply on-hand in case of an emergency,” Employee Benefit News reports. “Telemedicine offerings should also be clearly communicated, as these can be a lifeline for employees unable to travel or dealing with mandatory curfews.”

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