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COBRA, Time Extensions, & Coronavirus

COBRA, Time Extensions, & Coronavirus

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced changes to COBRA, including time frame extensions, special enrollment periods, and claim deadlines. The changes are complex and are causing a lot of street and worry already. We are here to help sort through some of the challenges by providing some basic guidelines.

Since the Coronavirus pandemic was declared a National Emergency on March 13, the government has introduced the Families First Coronavirus ACt and the CARES Act. Each of them offers different types of benefits for those who are finding this time financially difficult, including additional paid sick leave, the...

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The Phases for Opening America Again

The Phases for Opening America Again

On April 16, the White House announced that the United States would begin reopening the country in phases that are titled the “Opening Up America Again” guidelines. There will be three phases of reopening, and specific criteria must be met before the reopening process can begin. Each state/region can start in whichever phase is best for them starting on May 1, 2020. We know everyone wants to get back to their normal lives, but we must do it in a safe way to minimize the COVID-19 spread. Here are the White House's three phases for safely reopening the...

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Each time April 22 comes around, it's a good time to ask, not what your earth can do for you, but ask what you can do for your earth! We should be doing is thanking the planet that allows us to live on it all year-round, but at least we dedicate one day each year for celebration!

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day such as, make a cake for the earth, clean up the earth by going to a local beach, park, or just a...

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What You Should Know About the Stimulus Package

What You Should Know About the Stimulus Package

Have you been checking your banking app the last few days to see when, or if, the promised stimulus money would show up? Yeah, me too!

I saw something pretty funny in the world of memes yesterday that gave me a much-needed laugh. I will not be able to quote this correctly, but the gist of it was, "The world really is upside down right now. It is April 15th, and the government gave ME money!"  It's funny because it is true. The government stimulus showed up in many American's bank accounts yesterday, and...

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