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COVID-19 resources for Life and Absence Management

May 5, 2020

Zurich North America offers multiple resources to help employers and employees navigate COVID-19-related benefits.


The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging employers and employees to keep up with an ever-evolving situation. Zurich’s Life and Absence Management team wants to help by providing information and insights on policies and processes pertaining to benefits. Please see the resources below.

Guidance for reopening the workplace

Employers planning to reopen the workplace to employees need to plan carefully.

Consider these steps

Frequently asked questions on benefits and processes

We offer answers to FAQs pertaining to disability and leave benefits, as well as life insurance in the era of COVID-19.

Download the FAQs

Our commitments on claims service and support

We’re providing ongoing training to help our internal teams support employers and their employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about our strategy

A glimpse of state provisions pertaining to absence benefits

Eligibility rules for COVID-19 leave vary. Here’s a look at provisions in states that have statutory disability or paid family leave benefits.

Learn more

Zurich Risk Engineering guidance for working from home

Whether employees are working from their kitchen, couch or home office, ergonomics play a role in productivity and comfort.

See Employee Health and Safety here

The latest guidance on COVID-19 from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to update their Frequently Asked Questions page.

Find the latest information