Employee Enhanced Flex Work Schedule Announced by Insurer During COVID-19

Press Release

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — The nation’s leading insurer exclusively serving nonprofit organizations is implementing the COVID Enhanced Flex Work Schedule program (Enhanced Flex Work) for its employees. Through Enhanced Flex Work, employees have the option to adjust the times during which they are working to accommodate personal circumstances, above and beyond what most employers provide with a traditional flex time program. Balancing work and home demands can be challenging in the best of circumstances, made even more so as the pandemic has upended schedules for school and care providers. Enhanced Flex Work empowers employees to make decisions that are best for their personal circumstance and removes impediments to employee wellbeing, productivity, and ability to meet the needs of NIA members. The program demonstrates NIA’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation.

Enhanced Flex Work is just one way NIA is supporting its employees through COVID-19 and supplements several other accommodations that have been in effect since mid-March, including full-time telecommuting option, home office support, enhanced personal time off, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and additional health benefits.

“We know employees are facing unprecedented and stressful challenges as they deal with the far-reaching effects of COVID-19 on their lives,” says Michelle Alvis, Chief People Officer at NIA. “This innovative solution will help us all navigate these unchartered waters together.”

NIA’s human resources practices are in keeping with the organization’s ethically- and socially-impactful business model, which operates to a triple bottom-line: sustainability of the nonprofits insured, employee wellbeing, and organization longevity. NIA formed as an innovative solution to an insurance crisis that threatened the work of community-based nonprofits and continues to offer solutions that lead and influence the insurance market to provide appropriate coverages for nonprofits.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NIA has also made accommodations for its appointed brokers through streamlined business processes and for its member-insureds through payment plans, risk management resources, and grants.

About Nonprofits Insurance Alliance

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA) is the nation’s leading liability and property insurer exclusively serving nonprofit organizations. Founded in 1989 in Santa Cruz, CA, NIA is a social enterprise developing the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit sector. NIA has one of the best customer retention rates in the industry. NIA members enjoy stably-priced insurance, specialized insurance, dividends, and innovative risk management and member services. The NIA group brand is comprised of Alliance Member Services (AMS) and three AM Best A VIII (Excellent) rated insurers: Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC), Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, RRG (ANI), and National Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance (NANI). All organizations under the NIA brand are 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Learn more about Nonprofits Insurance Alliance at insurancefornonprofits.org/about.