Across the AMERIND team, employees have rallied to assist Tribes and Tribal governments as they put in place COVID-19 response efforts. A summary of key outreach initiatives follows.
In late March, AMERIND implemented a COVID Prevention Initiative, which provided financial
reimbursement for member Housing Authorities and Tribally Designated Housing Entities to minimize the exposure and spread of COVID-19.
The Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA) and the CARES Act include many new regulations to assist the workforce. The AMERIND team is working diligently to understand the impact of these federal actions and to ensure client compliance.
The pandemic has created yet one more dramatic example of the necessity of high-speed internet in today’s increasingly high-tech world. Without it, Tribal communities do not have access to the telemedicine services used to bridge gaps in healthcare delivery during the pandemic. AMERIND’s Critical Infrastructure Division continues to pursue expanded broadband Internet access for Tribes through the FCC’s Rural Tribal Priority Window.
The AMERIND Safety Services Team modified its approach to safety training to maintain the safety
of members and the team. AMERIND is providing cleaning reimbursement assistance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With many members working from home, SST offered online cyber-security training. More than 200 people completed the first training, which continues as members return to the workplace.
SST is offering free virtual COVID-19 safety training designed to provide more information about the
virus and tips to take to avoid exposure.
AMERIND: Tribes Protecting Tribes – More Important Now Than Ever Before
These are, indeed, challenging times. As we deal with the devastating toll of COVID-19, we want to assure you that the protections provided in your AMERIND insurance policies will be there when you need them.
“Tribes Protecting Tribes” is why AMERIND was founded by more than 430 Tribal Nations and – together – we will weather this storm.