H1N1 Flu

Flu season may be serious this year due to infections by H1N1 (swine flu) on top of the “routine” seasonal influenza that we battle every winter.

Flu, no matter what the cause, is easily spread in the workplace and can have a major impact on business operations. It is possible that flu conditions could become severe during the next several months because experts anticipate that both seasonal influenza and H1N1 (swine flu) are expected to be circulating at the same time. Therefore, it is important to plan now for how your business will respond under those circumstances.

The most important thing to remember is that H1N1 (swine flu) is a flu virus. The approach to disease spread and treatment are the same as seasonal influenza. Among these are frequent handwashing and staying home from work, school, church, or other public gathering places until 24 hours after your flu-symptoms have gone away.

The federal government is making the H1N1 vaccine available to providers for free. You’ll need to check with your provider to see what (if any) costs will be charged related to the administration of the vaccine, and with your health insurance plan to see if those charges will be covered expenses.

Threats like these underscore the need to have good health insurance coverage. For a free quote or consultation, contact AC Forrest Insurance Group today!