COVID-19 Free Resources

We know that COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on our communities and businesses. Our collection of resources on this topic is available to all of our site visitors, regardless of membership.

For information on how the NASPP is operating relative to COVID-19, please view our statement


Quick Survey: COVID-19 and Equity Awards

(NASPP | 11/4/2020)

Quick Survey: COVID-19 and Equity Awards 

(NASPP | 5/12/20)

COVID-19: Concerns and Responses

(NASPP Blog | 5/12/20)


Recent Webcasts

Revisiting Your Equity Plans in Wake of COVID-19 (NASPP | 6/17/2020)
NASPP Member access here | Nonmember access here 
Virus, Volatility and Variables  (NASPP | 4/22/2020)

NASPP Member access here | Nonmember access here 

COVID-19: Impact on Equity and Incentive Compensation  (NASPP | 3/25/2020)
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This section contains resources that cover multiple topics on equity awards relative to COVID-19. 

A Framework for Discretion
(Article | Exequity | 4/8/20)

Reviewing Executive Compensation in Light of COVID-19
(Article | Covington | 4/7/20)

COVID-19: What to do Now?
(NASPP Blog | 3/31/20)

Impact of CARES Act on Executive Compensation
(Article | McDermott Will & Emery LLP | 3/30/20)

Operating Share Plans During a Recession – What to Expect and What Can You Do? 
(PDF | Barbara Klementz, Baker & McKenzie | 3/23/20)

Navigating Times of Chaos
(NASPP Blog | 3/19/20)

Secular Shocks and Executive Compensation—Lessons from COVID-19
(PDF | Takis Makridis and Therese Sebastian | Equity Methods | 2/28/20)


Insider Trading

Tips to Aid Insiders in Trading During COVID-19
(NASPP Blog | 4/30/20)

Protecting Against Insider Trading During COVID-19
(NASPP Blog | 4/23/20)

COVID-19: Key Considerations for Corporate Insiders Who Trade During the Pandemic
(Article | Wilmer Hale | 4/6/20)

Protecting Your Company From COVID-19 Insider Trading
(Article | Troutman Sanders | 4/6/20)


Market Volatility

Current Executive Comepensation Considerations Resulting from Market Volatility and the Unknown
(Article | Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | 4/27/20)

Restoring Lost Value to Equity Awards
(NASPP Blog | 4/7/20)

The Impact of Volatile Markets on Non-US Participation
(NASPP Blog | Marlene Zobayan, Rutlen Associates | 3/26/20)

Market Volatility and Your ESPP
(NASPP Blog | 3/24/20)

Market Volatility and Burn Rates
(NASPP Blog | 3/17/20)


Accounting for Award Modifications
(NASPP Blog | 5/19/20)

5 Things to Know About Award Modifications
(NASPP Blog | 5/5/20)

Award Modifications: Key Considerations (Chart)
(NASPP | 5/5/20)

Participant Education and Communication

Performance Plans


Sample Disclosures of Incentive Compensation and Performance Metrics Changes Due to COVID-19
(Article | Winston & Strawn LLP | 8/12/20)

ISS Policy on Performance Award Modifications
(NASPP Blog | 4/28/20)

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Performance-Based Compensation
(Article | Takis Makridis and Daniel Hunninghake | Equity Methods | 3/16/20)

Securities Filings


More COVID Relief: Form 144 and Section 83(b)
(NASPP Blog | 4/14/20)

Section 16 Filings and COVID Relief
(NASPP Blog | 4/2/20)


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