VBA Update: Helping Banks Navigate the “Path Out of the Pandemic”
October 28, 2021 - Banker Resources

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On this page, you will find the Zoom recording and resources from our call with Andrew Henson of Troutman Pepper’s Richmond office. Andrew is in the Labor and Employment Group within Troutman’s Specialized Litigation Department, and his bio can be found here.  Andrew presented on President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring private employers with 100 or more employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing for their unvaccinated employees.  He also discussed religious and medical exemptions to those mandates.

Meeting recording:

Additional Resources:

  • The Q&A summary document from this call along with additional information about the OSHA ETS is now available here.
  • As mentioned on the call, Anthem has partnered with Access Bio to have FDA Emergency Use Authorization COVID-19 rapid antigen testing available through a joint Bulk Ship Testing Availability Program. This FAQ includes pertinent information about the program, including an online order form.  While all of the marketing materials only offer it to Anthem employers, we’ve been informed that banks not covered under our plan may still apply to receive the test kits. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact the VBA Benefits Corporation at 1 (800) 643-5599.