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CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Employer FAQ

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms will be the same for everyone. The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as: The loan proceeds are used to cover ...

Webinar Recording | Emergency Experts Panel: COVID-19 Schedule Changes, Furloughs, and Layoffs

The Emergency Experts Panel discusses COVID-19’s impact on employers and the benefits and pitfalls of different workforce planning responses from a variety of perspectives. Hosted by Imperative Information Group and Expert Panel including Dawn Brinson, Brinson Benefits, Julie Ross, Ross | ...

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act FFCRA Amendments and Benefits Provisions

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the third phase in Congress’ response to COVID-19 following the Coronavirus Preparedness and ...

Webinar Recording | What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19

Every day we are waking up to a new list of challenges around the country, especially as pertains to employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The federal government recently acted with its most far-reaching response to date with the passage on ...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Updated 3/25/2020 In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides ...

Ready to Face COVID-19 Together | A Message from our CEO

Dear Brinson’s family of clients and friends, As we all navigate our response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and these challenging times together, our heart of advocacy is alive and well and extends to the safety and well-being of you, your employees and our own teams. I couldn’t be ...

Compliance Recap | February 2020

February was a busy month in the employee benefits world. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) model notice. CMS also issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding its ...

Status of Court Case Challenging ACA Constitutionality

Updated March 2020 On March 2, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court) announced that it will hear the court case challenging the ACA’s constitutionality. Previously, the Supreme Court declined expedited review the case. On December 18, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth ...

Prevention & Treatment of the Coronavirus

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: Avoid ...

Looking To Improve Your Company’s Training Program? Try Gamification

Day one of a brand new job can be an exciting, invigorating experience, one that can rekindle your passion for your career and act as a re-energizing reminder of why you do what you do. At least, until the HR department drops a 50-pound training manual on your desk. Training isn’t fun for ...