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Dealing with COVID-19's massive impact on employers, employee benefits, 401(k) and pension plans, health insurance, and more.


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As talk of reopening businesses starts to take center stage, CFOs around the globe are taking a long-term approach and thinking about how their industry can begin the process and what business will look like after the coronavirus pandemic.

They are most concerned about being able to keep employees safe. In the latest of PWC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse survey (published April 28), 64% of CFOs surveyed ranked workplace safety measures and requirements as their top concern of moving businesses back to “normal” operation. Coming in a close second was reconfiguring work sites to accommodate social distancing (55%). The previous survey dealt with layoffs and the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis. PwC is conducting the global surveys of finance leaders on a biweekly basis. The next set of results will be released on May 12.

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