Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief Fund

CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation is helping employees affected by COVID-19.

Employee Assistance Policy

This program was established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to full-time, part-time and PRN Associates of CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana who have been impacted by COVID-19. The fund is set up to be used to assist with unpaid time-off because of having the disease, being quarantined due to exposure associated with the disease, having to take unpaid time off due to the disease to care for an immediate family member(s) – spouse, parents, grandparents, children (includes adopted, half and step children), grandchildren, siblings and in-laws (mother, father, brother, sister, daughter and son) or were on short-term disability (60% pay) due to the disease.

Eligibility for the Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief Fund

Any CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana full-time, part-time or PRN Associate who meets the qualifications listed below is eligible to apply for assistance. The maximum amount an Associate may receive from the Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief Fund is $500.

 

To be eligible for consideration for assistance, the Associate must:
1. Be employed with CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana for at least (1) year as PRN, part-time Associate or full-time Associate
2. Have worked for more than 1000 hours within the previous 12 months
3. Have, since February 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021, been off with unpaid time due to COVID-19

Questions regarding the Fund should be directed to CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana’s Human Resource department at SWLAassociatecovid19@christushealth.org.

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief Fund Committee
The Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief Fund Committee, which is non-published, is responsible for reviewing, considering and making recommendations to the Foundation relative to an Associate’s application for assistance and the distribution of money available in the Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief Fund, as needed.

Funding
Funding for Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief is provided through a grant from the Louisiana Workers Compensation Commission.

Application Process

After the application is reviewed and validated, the form is sent to an anonymous committee. Applications are kept confidential. Verification of the unpaid time off due to COVID-19 as defined under “Policy” will be conducted by Human Resources. All applications are confidential. The Associate will provide the Committee with the following:
a. Completed Associate COVID-19 Impact Relief Fund Application
b. Unpaid time off description
c. How this would help your family

The Committee Administrator will notify the Associate of the decision by email or letter.

 

To apply for assistance, please thoroughly complete the WORD DOCUMENT form. You can also download it by clicking the image.

Then upload your completed form below:


Hurricane Laura Associate Assistance Relief Fund Application (Fillable)

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