As concerns regarding COVID-19 continue to rise, we want you to know that the Trustees of the Fund are here for you and your families. To ensure you and your loved ones are protected during these times, the Trustees have taken steps to take care of your health and to ensure you can receive testing for COVID-19 and additional resources.
Beneficiary Designation: Plan for Your Future
As an essential worker during this time, it’s critical that you’re prepared in all aspects of life, including updating or designating a beneficiary. In the unfortunate event of your death, it’s important that your loved ones are taken care of. That’s why designating a beneficiary can give you peace of mind that your affairs will be taken care of for you.
Once logged in, you can update or change your beneficiary right from your dashboard.
Employees eligible for full-time benefits receive a $25,000 Life insurance policy
Employees eligible for a part-time benefits receive a $10,00 Life Insurance policy
Will Planning: Prepaid Legal Services
In addition to designating a beneficiary, this is also a good time to review, update or draw-up a will with a legal attorney if you haven’t already done so.
Kroger and Hollywood Markets participants are eligible for Prepaid Legal Services through Paskal, Tashman & Walker, P.C. Each Eligible Employee, together with his/her Eligible Dependents (if any), may receive no more than a total of $1,500 in legal service benefits in any 12 month period. To contact an attorney regarding Will Planning, call 1-800-826-0101, or login and just click on the Prepaid Legal tab and you can submit an online inquiry that will go directly to the attorney’s office.
COVID-19: What You Need to Know
For the most up-to-date resources and information, please refer to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 page at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
For the most up-to-date resources within the state of Michigan, please refer to the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 page at: https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person. The virus causing COVID-19 is called SARS-CoV-2. It is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts. Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks and can land in the mouths or noses, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs, of people who are nearby. Recent studies suggest that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.
Reported illnesses of COVID-19 have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure, and can include:
- Shortness of Breath
If you have concerns or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it is always recommended that you contact your primary care physician. You should seek medical treatment immediately or call 911 if you experience:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Blush lips or face
Based on what we know about the spread of COVID-19, cleaning hard surfaces followed by disinfecting can help limit the spread of the virus in your household. Other than your common cleaning routines, here are some areas that you want to make sure you disinfect regularly:
- Light switches
- Remote controls
- Tables and countertops
- Doorknobs and handles
- Sinks, faucets and toilets
- Hard-backed chairs
In addition to proper disinfecting your household, it is also recommended that you engage in:
Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Institute for Preventive Medicine (AIPM)