SAIF's commitment to serving you during this time
Support for policyholders and workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
posted March 24, 2020
These are extraordinarily difficult times for Oregon businesses and workers, and all of us at SAIF are committed to doing our share to provide relief to those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are committed to helping policyholders maintain coverage.
We have identified a variety of measures that may help relieve financial pressure on businesses affected by this pandemic.
No workers’ compensation premium will be charged on payroll paid to furloughed workers. SAIF will not cancel policies for financial reasons for the next 60 days effective March 23.
We have a variety of specific measures available on a case-by-case basis to help businesses in financial distress due to the pandemic. Please contact your agent or SAIF as soon as possible if you have questions, particularly if you are experiencing challenges making payments or need to adjust your payroll estimates.
We are committed to helping workers.
Injured workers may face challenges accessing medical care as providers shift their focus to fighting the pandemic.
Because of this, we will continue to pay authorized time-loss benefits even if workers do not receive follow-up treatment within the 30-day requirement or fail to schedule or attend a closing exam as a result of those challenges for the duration of the emergency. We are also expanding the use of telemedicine, and allowing diagnostic tests for coronavirus without a required worker-specific prescription.
Workers should contact their SAIF claim adjuster with any questions about these requirements or benefits.
SAIF is open for business.
As a safety and health company, we are taking the coronavirus pandemic very seriously. We've taken important steps to ensure the safety of our employees and customers across the state, including canceling events and field visits and requiring the vast majority of our employees to work from home. Although our physical offices are now closed, we stand ready to assist policyholders and injured workers from home offices all over the state.
Our goal is to be here for you as best we can under these unusual circumstances. If you have questions or concerns, contact your agent or SAIF at 800.285.8525.