A Holiday Zoom in Our Forecast

Historically, events like birthdays, celebrations and holidays have brought us all together. But normal group gatherings have been limited and even outlawed in many locations due to the pandemic. This can’t be stated with enough exclamation, COVID-19 has changed how we do just about everything in 2020, from how we live and work to how we celebrate birthdays, accomplishments and holidays.

Doing things a little different

This year has been quite adaptive and hard to put into words. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concerns over holiday gathers like Christmas and New Year’s where there is a high possibility of spreading COVID.

The cheery holiday season looks a little different, finding the cheer is as easy as singing loud for all to hear, right? Wise words from Elf, but the truth is missing your loved ones is a very real thing in 2020. A company known for video chat meetings are taking a step to add some cheer! With many people choosing alternative plans and staying home than what they would normally do for the holidays, Zoom has announced it will lift the typical time restrictions for all free accounts during Christmas, New Year and Kwanza. And has already done so for the last day of Hanukkah.

Zoom offering this time extension can help those missing their loved ones, friends and family to feel that connection and holiday spirit. Normally a free account has a 40-minute limit, with the holidays in mind, a time extension is offered!

Dates and times for unlimited Zoom meetings:

  • 10 AM ET Wednesday, December 23 to 6 AM ET Saturday, December 26
  • 10 AM Eastern Wednesday December 30 to 6 AM ET on Saturday Jan 2

No need to fret on any instructions or steps to remove the time limit! It will automatically lift during these designated times.

The holidays will be different this year, you can still find the joy and fun in something new by exploring virtual gatherings to see your loved ones! VelaPoint wishes you all a healthy and happy holiday season. We are grateful for the health of our employees, partners and customers in this unique year.

Onward to a healthy 2021, health coverage is a phone call away. Although Open Enrollment may be over in most states, coverage options are plenty if you qualify for a Special Enrollment period or seek ACA-alternatives like Short Term Medical. Call 866-998-7493 to speak to a VelaPoint licensed agent to answer any questions you may have and explore your coverage options.