Question:

Do we still offer the same benefits during a furlough as we did before? What about a layoff or closure?

Answer:

Check with your benefits provider before you take action. Eligibility for benefits during a furlough or layoff will depend on the specifics of your plan. For health insurance, if an employee would lose their eligibility during a furlough (or layoff), then federal COBRA or state mini-COBRA would apply.