COVID-19 Employee Resources
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A Letter from Paul Bartolotta to All Employees
"As you know, we haven’t faced anything like what we are facing at this moment. Throughout our history, when tragedy or adversity struck, we were able to overcome it by coming together as a family and a community.
We stand united in our thoughts and will come out of this stronger than ever. Until then, please take care of yourselves and your families."
- Paul Bartolotta
The health and safety of our employees is the No. 1 priority for The Bartolotta Restaurants. With the COVID-19 continuing to make headlines, we want to remind you of some of the health care options available to you.
Generally, it is advised that a patient with cold or flu-like symptoms should not visit a hospital. Symptoms include headache, cough, fever, sore throat, and runny nose. This is where the Telemedicine service will connect an employee with the care he or she needs, all right from the comfort of one’s home.
Other options for employees without insurance:
Sixteenth Street Clinic
1032 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Urgent Care Walk-In Services: Monday - Friday 8 AM - 8 PM
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 414-672-1353.
Remember, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, wash your hands often, stay home if exhibiting symptoms and consult a physician accordingly.
What is Humana’s course of action regarding COVID-19?
Humana has announced the following resources for our employers and members in response to COVID- 19:
Waived COVID- 19 testing costs
Waived telemedicine costs for all urgent care needs for the next 90 days
Early prescription refills allowed for the next 30 days
Member support line is available
For additional COVID-19 Support:
Phone number: 1-800-592-3005
bartolotta management group health and supplemental benefits discontinuation
For employees whose benefits are discontinued as of May 1, 2020, you and your covered dependents are eligible to continue benefits through COBRA. Beginning May 1, 2020, you will have a 60-day election period that will be outlined in the COBRA notice you receive. This election period allows you to wait and see if you need coverage. As long as you elect coverage before the expiration of the 60-day election period, the coverage will go back retroactively to the loss of coverage date. The COBRA election notice you receive provides information regarding duration of the coverage, cost of the coverage and instructions on how to elect COBRA.
cobra contact information:
WageWorks: 877-WageWorks (877-924-3967)
Other Mental Health Resources
Curated List of COVID-specific mental health resources
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - COVID-19 Page
American Psychological Association Resource Center - COVID-19 Page
How to File for Unemployment
Applying for unemployment benefits is smoother and faster when you have essential information in-hand. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
It is important that your information is accurate and complete for all questions asked. The law provides penalties for withholding information or making false statements to obtain benefits.
Have this information ready to apply:
A username and password for filing online*
A valid email or mobile number
Your social security number *
Your Wisconsin driver license or identification number
Your work history for the last 18 months:
Employers' business names
Employers' addresses (including zip code)
Employers' phone number
First and last dates of work with each employer
Reason no longer working with each employer
If not a U.S. citizen, your alien registration number, document number, and expiration date
Form DD-214 (Member 4 copy), if you served in the military in the last 18 months
Form SF-50 or SF-8, if you are a federal civilian employee
If you are a union member, the name and local number of your union hall
Your current address. You need a valid mailing address to receive important documents about your claim. Make sure you have notified your post office of any recent changes to your address.
View this YouTube video on how to register at the Job Center of Wisconsin – the first step in filing for UI benefits
Watch this video on “How To Apply” for Unemployment Benefits
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is experiencing unprecedented call volumes to their help lines. They recognize the need to answer your questions and have created an online submission form as a substitution. This intention is to help speed up the process.