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The City of Hallandale Beach joins Broward County in the limited reopening of some non-essential businesses starting Monday, May 18th.   

Please keep in mind businesses are not required to reopen on the 18th.  Businesses may reopen if they wish and are able to abide by the requirements in Emergency Order 20-10. If an establishment does open, it may choose to impose stricter requirements on its employees or customers. To determine if a particular business is open and what requirements may apply to employees or customers of that business, please reach out to the business directly.

Please visit https://cohb.org/reopen  for more information

Go to www.COHB.org/Corona for public Updates

For employees working remotely, should you have any issues that arise you can contact Information Technology for support via email at ITHelpdesk@cohb.org, or via the HELPDESK icon on CityNet.IT HelpDesk IconShould any employee sustain a motor vehicle accident and/or incur a workers compensation injury, please notify HR/Risk Management at either 954-457-1310, or 954-457-1398. You may also email at jbuschman@cohb.org or mozuna@cohb.org.

By Emergency Declaration, all persons outside of their homes within the City of Hallandale Beach are required to wear cloth masks or other face coverings consistent with the current CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines for personal protective equipment. For purposes of this Order, persons should not utilize N95 rated masks unless engaged in providing health care, police, fire, or emergency management services or other persons engaged in life/safety activities. Broward County Emergency Order also requires masks for essential businesses.  Masks should adhere to the CDC guidance available here. 


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To help you get through this, we’re offering the following programs for you with 24/7 access:

Important information about FastCare

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Due to continued increased number of coronavirus cases in Broward and Miami-Dade counties we have implemented the following walk in restrictions in our Miami Beach and Aventura clinics. These steps are being implemented for the safety of yourself, our staff and the community: 

·     We are implementing a "closed waiting room" policy. Prior to leaving please call us at 786-923-4000 to speak with one of our triage medical assistants.

·     If you have a scheduled appointment for any of our services, and you are practicing social distancing and limiting your exposure, we would be happy to re-schedule your appointment till later date, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 786-923-4000.

·     As we continue to provide urgent care services to our communities, we updated our opening hours, both facilities are open Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. 

·     We ask that all our patients to please come in wearing a mask and gloves to protect themselves, other patients, and our doctors and medical staff.

·     We continually, disinfect the door handles and chair armrests in the waiting area.

·     We continually, disinfect examination rooms and counter tops for yours and our protection.

If you have recently traveled, or have been in contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19 or are experiencing a fever with cough or shortness of breath, please practice social distancing by staying at home. Additionally, please stay informed and review CDC guidelines for the symptoms and testing at this time. 

As we are receiving new guidelines from CDC and our local health officials, we are implementing them immediately to keep you, our doctors and medical team safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions at 786-923-4000.  


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AVENTURA 

20601 E Dixie Hwy, Suite 340 

Aventura, FL 33180 

Directions to Aventura 

 

Our regular hours are: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Holidays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 


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MIAMI BEACH 

825 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Suite 100 

Miami Beach, FL 33140 

Directions to Miami Beach 

 

Our regular hours are: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Holidays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

aetna

 

When COVID-19 escalated in the United States, Aetna, a CVS Health Company, was among the first in the industry to implement short-term crisis policy changes to support you and your workforce. As we shift to recovery planning, some of these policies will remain, while others will end.

The benefit liberalizations chart below applies to Aetna insured customers and summarizes our updated policy changes and effective dates. We are closely monitoring the progress of the pandemic, federal and state policies and the associated impact on our members, customers and providers. We’ll continue to adjust our policies, as appropriate, to ensure access to care.

In addition to supporting members’ access to needed care, we continue to focus on protecting patient access to medication and have extended the following actions:

  • Waiving early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications for all members with pharmacy benefits administered through CVS Caremark.

  • Continuing to encourage members to take advantage of plan benefits for 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions.


For additional COVID-19-related resources, please review our employer and producers resources page or member FAQs or contact your account representative.


Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

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Crisis response lines for all members — 833-327-AETNA (2386).

Aetna Nurse Medical Line - 800-556-1555

Teladoc – 800-835-2362

Teladoc.com/Aetna 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -800-955-6422

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Living a healthy lifestyle and incorporating mental health tools to thrive may not be easy but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes.

  • Loving Kindness | Take five minutes for a meditation for love and kindness.


  • Eliminating Toxic Influences | Certain people and situations in life can trigger us to feel badly about ourselves or engage in destructive behaviors. Identifying the toxic infl­uences in our lives and taking steps to create boundaries or a new life without them can improve mental and physical health over time.

 

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It’s important to recognize your emotions and own your feelings, work to find the positive even when facing adversity or loss, reach out and try to connect with others, remove those people in your life who are bringing you down, and create healthy routines to take care of yourself.

 Here are some additional resources to reduce stress and improve your mental health.

Mental Health Awareness: Dealing with depression

Mental health matters — to all of us. Many studies show that about 20 percent of Americans have mental health problems.1 That’s one out of every five people — so it’s likely we all know someone who’s affected.

One common mental health problem is depression. As you’ll learn from this first-hand video or transcript, depression is more than sadness. It’s a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. And yet people can and do recover.

COVID-19 is increasing depression and stress

                        

Fears and losses around COVID-19 are causing new or worsened mental health issues. Do you think you might be depressed? Take this self-assessment to get more insight about your feelings. And don’t forget, you can call us for free, confidential help anytime, day or night.                    

Also see our articles, videos and other resources to help you deal with your feelings during these hard times. Visit the COVID-19 Resource Center or Depression section under "Mental health & addictions" on your member website for more resources.

 Let’s come together during Mental Health Awareness Month to deal with COVID-19 and to learn more, be more understanding and stamp out the stigma attached to mental health.

                                       

Domestic violence toolkit

Domestic violence is a widespread and complex issue. And it can affect anyone. Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate based on gender, race, economic status or sexual orientation.

 But many people don’t know how to recognize the warning signs that a relationship is abusive. They don’t know what to do to stay safe. And they don’t know where to go for help.

Learn more

Here are some resources and information to help you address domestic violence issues:

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is a resource. Call 1-800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3224) or go to thehotline.org to chat with a domestic violence counselor.

You can call us 24/7 for support and resources. 

Download a PDF of the toolkit here.

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 response is bringing a lot of changes to our lives, including stress and anxiety. We’ve put together these resources to help you cope during this challenging time.

National resources

Managing anxiety and stress

For parents and children

Spending time at home

Remote work

Self-paced online support

You’ve also got access to myStrengthTM to learn strategies for coping with heightened stress, keeping your relationships strong, practicing mindfulness and more. Simply click on Services > myStrength on your member website to get started.

We’ve put together this toolkit to help support you with issues around COVID-19.

You can call your EAP/Resources For Living (RFL) phone number 24/7 for support.

Or if you don’t have RFL, you can call us at 1-833-327-2386.

And remember, you can call us 24/7 for support with personal issues, including those related to COVID-19.


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Webinars are presented each month on topics such as communication, stress, self-improvement and more. We also have a library of webinars you can view at any time. Log in to your member website to sign up for a webinar today.


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 See how readers responded for some great inspiration.


 
                      
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Webinars are presented each month on topics such as communication, stress, self-improvement and more. We also have a library of webinars you can view at any time. Log in to your member website to sign up for a webinar today.

                        

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COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. Who hasn’t faced changes and challenges? For this month’s survey, can you explain something you’ve learned about yourself from the changes you’ve endured or overcome? 

                       

Give us your response here in 25 words or less. We’ll share readers’ answers in the next newsletter.

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Getting help

For help with personal or workplace issues, call your access phone number or check your website. These confidential services are available 24/7 to you, your eligible household members and adult children living away from home up to age 26.




FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE:

1-866-779-6121

*Use this number for information on coronavirus testing or to speak to a FLDOH nurse 24/7.

BROWARD CORONAVIRUS CALL CENTER HOTLINE: 

(954) 412-7300

*Use this number if you are seeking medical attention due to being symptomatic, having traveled to one of the countries listed by the CDC on their advisory, or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled to one of these countries in the last fourteen days.  

CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH HOTLINE:

(954) 457-1489

*Hallandale Beach employees are answering a City hotline for questions about the City operations during this emergency.  The phone line is manned from 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday.

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER SENIOR HELP LINE: (954) 745-9779

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WE Florida Financial

WE FLORIDA FINANCIAL PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

We Florida Financial is proud to be your credit union.  We have been with you for almost 70 years and we stand ready to help you in this uncertain time, dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Making your financial life better has always been our priority and in the midst of this situation, that remains our commitment.

 

We understand that some members have been affected by loss of income and unexpected expenses. In the spirit of “people helping people,” we would like to help by offering:

 

•          Deferred loan payments for 60 days 

•          Emergency relief loans up to $2,500 with no payments for 90 days with no processing fees.

•          A refund of late fees for members affected by income interruption   

 

Don’t forget that you can access your accounts 24/7 online at WeFloridaFinancial.com and through our mobile app.

 

 As your car buying solution, We Drive also stands ready to help and 954-691-2277 is the number to call for assistance.

 

We Florida Financial is a safe and strong credit union serving our community since 1952. We will do everything possible to help members affected by the coronavirus.

 

If you have questions about COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov is a good source of accurate information.

 

Stay safe during these times.

                                                                                                                       


We are inviting you to join us for a webinar sponsored by ICMA-RC to learn about a new plan option within the Deferred Compensation 457 Plan, as well as other related topics. Pre-registration is required and you can do so by clinking on the link below.

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Attend an ICMA-RC WEBINAR – learning more about your personal finances can go a long way!


 

 

ICMA-RC is hosting financial planning webinars that can help you prepare for retirement.

 

We will be offering these webinars in a virtual setting. To register for a webinar, please click on the link below and  you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar.

 

 

 

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                                                                                          ICMA-RC September Webinars

 

 

Date

Webinar Title

Time

Facilitator

Registration Link

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Will You Need Long-Term Care?

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Robin Harrell

Click here to register

Wed, Sep16,2020

I am Nearing Retirement. Now What?

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hortensia Perez

Click here to register

 

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Will You Need Long-Term Care?

2:00pm- 3:00pm

Mark Huston

Click here to register

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

10 Question Retiree Guide

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nancy Lange

Click here to register

Wed,Sep23,2020

I am Nearing Retirement. Now What?

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hortensia Perez

Click here to register

 

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Will You Have Enough Income in Retirement?

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cris Vega

Click here to register

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Investing During a Pandemic

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Natascha Barone & Miguel Hidalgo

Click here to register

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Will You Have Enough Income in Retirement?

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kevin Stone

Click here to register

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks and Stay Safe,

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A PHONE/VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH ME

 

Natascha Barone

ICMA-RC Retirement Plans Specialist

Southern Florida

Phone/Cell: (866) 886-8025

Fax:     (866) 202-4166

Client services: (800) 669-7400

Email: nbarone@icmarc.org

 





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Team Hallandale Beach,

The $2 trillion stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and addresses a range of economic and health-related issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This email will summarize the CARES Act changes related to your ICMA-RC 457(b) and 401(a) accounts.

Based on the CARES Act, the 457(b) and the 401(a) plans will permit a qualified employee to withdraw up to $100,000 across both plans.

Employees have access to the following new provisions:

Coronavirus-Related Distribution

The bill creates a new in-service distribution type from a plan or IRA called a “coronavirus-related distribution” (CRD). The provisions are similar (but not identical) to relief provided in prior years for natural disasters. To be eligible for CRD treatment, the distribution must be made to an individual who is diagnosed with the disease, has a spouse or dependent who is diagnosed, or has experienced adverse financial consequences as a result of the disease. Employees may self-certify eligibility.

Delayed Federal Income Tax and Penalty Waiver. Unless the individual elects otherwise, a CRD is included in gross income in equal amounts over three years. In addition, if the individual would owe the 10% early withdrawal penalty, that penalty is waived for CRDs.

In-service Distribution.

Eligible Distributions. The distribution must be made on or after Jan. 1, 2020, and before Dec. 31, 2020. The maximum amount for an individual is $100,000 from all plans and IRAs.

Withholding. The mandatory 20% withholding, and requirement to provide a 402(f) notice, which normally apply to eligible rollover distributions, is waived for a CRD.

Repayment. To enable participants to restore their retirement savings, the law allows the distribution to be repaid during the three-year period beginning on the day after the date the distribution is made, back into a plan or IRA. In that case, the repayment is treated similar to a rollover.

Note: There are additional age requirements (70½) that must be met in order for an employee to qualify for in service CRD from their 401(a) Money Purchase Plan.

Loan Relief

Increase in Maximum Loan. The maximum loan amount is increased from $50,000 or 50% of the vested account balance up to $100,000 or 100% of the vested account balance. This applies to plan loans taken out during the 180-day period beginning March 27, 2020.

Eligibility. To be eligible for the loan relief described in this section, a participant must meet the same eligibility criteria noted above for CRDs.

Delay in Repayment. For any repayment on a loan due between March 27, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020, the due date for such payment is delayed for one year.

Questions?

Employees may reach out to Natascha Barone, the City’s ICMA-RC representative with any questions. She can be reached by clicking this link -

NATASCHA BARONE ONLINE SCHEDULING

or via email – nbarone@icmarc.org

We will proactively provide updates and clarifications as quickly as they become available.

For those employees wanting to request a CRD from their ICMA account, please complete the attached withdrawal form and return to Human Resources. If you would like to request a loan from your ICMA plans, please contact Natascha Barone directly.


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