Crawford & Company expands decontamination service

Crawford & Company | March 23, 2020

Crawford & Company has expanded its decontamination service to clean sites in the US that have been exposed to COVID-19, to be provided through its Crawford Contractor Connection division. The decontamination service offers organizations access to more than 700 licensed and insured biohazard contractors across America. Once organizations notify Crawford Contractor Connection, contractors can respond to requests within one hour. Crawford Contractor Connection’s 24/7 call center serves clients in need of immediate site restoration, allowing businesses to restart their operations quickly and limiting business interruption. A release said that all contractors are “rigorously vetted” by Crawford Contractor and are equipped to restore sites affected by a wide range of biohazards, including COVID-19. The contractors are also monitored throughout the cleaning process to ensure timeliness, restoration quality, fair pricing, and customer satisfaction.

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In recent weeks, insurers in many areas of the country have unveiled the premiums they propose to charge for individual market health insurance policies in 2019. In setting premiums for 2019, insurers are taking account of several policy changes that will be new in effect for the 2019 plan year, including repeal of the individual mandate penalty and Trump Administration actions to expand the availability of plans that are exempt from various Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. These policy changes are generally expected to cause many healthier people to leave the individual market and thereby raise individual market premiums.

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In recent weeks, insurers in many areas of the country have unveiled the premiums they propose to charge for individual market health insurance policies in 2019. In setting premiums for 2019, insurers are taking account of several policy changes that will be new in effect for the 2019 plan year, including repeal of the individual mandate penalty and Trump Administration actions to expand the availability of plans that are exempt from various Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. These policy changes are generally expected to cause many healthier people to leave the individual market and thereby raise individual market premiums.

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