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What happens if I lose my job? – 03/28/2020

Losing one’s job is an incredibly stressful situation and during a global pandemic, it can feel impossible to know what to do and where to start.  We’ve gathered some information to assist in trying to put a list together of things to assist you: Unemployment – State UI (Unemployment Insurance) departments are overwhelmed – so […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (updated 3/27/2020)

The Families First Coronovirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed by Congress and goes into effect on April 1, 2020 and will sunset on December 31, 2020. There are two components of the legislation: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (ER-FMLA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Private employers with fewer […]

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New York COVID-19 Paid Leave: Guidance – 3/24/2020

Until the Federal program (“Families First Coronavirus Response Act”) becomes effective in April to help ease some of the financial strains from the COVID-19 outbreak (the illness caused by the novel Coronavirus), NY State is helping fill the void on the State level through “Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave” signed into law 3/18/2020 for employees […]

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Small Business Relief Navigator: ER Funding/Relief Programs/Shared Work Programs – 3/24/2020

One of our partners, Extensis, has gathered a hub of information to assist small businesses during these trying times.  They’ve captured data from various programs such as loans, grants, and relief programs.  The website is broken down into four tabs: Emergency Funding; Relief Programs; Other Information; Shared Work Programs. This website may not have all […]

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Oxford Health Plans & Medicare Part B 3/23/2020

Effective for 2020- Oxford is changing its contract to coordinate benefits with Medicare Parts A & B, starting July 1, 2020.  If you are an employee and are currently eligible for Medicare, enrolled in Part A but not enrolled in Part B, this could affect you.  Please be sure to review the details of this […]

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Small Business Majority – National Resources and Policy Updates 3/20/2020

The Small Business Majority held a webinar yesterday for Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19.  We’ve captured the slides from this webinar along with a link to their website to follow daily updates, both Federal and State. Slides: covid19-natlwebinar – SBM https://smallbusinessmajority.org/covid-19-daily-updates-for-small-businesses    

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