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COVID-19 Updates

Updated June 18, 2020

 

Blog Updates

  • Paycheck Protection Program Amendments

    Paycheck Protection Program Amendments

    Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the subject of additional stimulus bills, legal guidance and interim final rules. In the latest development, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which is a bill that provides borrowers with greater flexibility in spending PPP funds without compromising forgiveness eligibility.
  • Some Good News

    Some Good News

    Technology is so cool! Apple has been tracking the number of direction requests on their app across the globe every week (the peaks are the busiest day of the week and the valleys are usually Sundays). They took the data back to before the crisis, so we have a baseline. This baseline represents a thriving economy, which is where we thankfully were before this occurred. You can go to their website and search for almost any country in the world. In the United States, it is interesting to note that driving has broached the baseline; the trend is promising!
  • What's Your New Normal?

    What's Your New Normal?

    That’s a good question! You may have dealt with illness or the loss of a loved one, maybe loss of income. Even if you haven’t experienced deep loss, everyone has suffered loss on some level. On top of that, how we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic is still unknown. One thing is certain though, the new normal will be different. In the face of change and uncertainty, being resilient (or becoming more resilient) can ease worries and bring hope to challenging times.
  • COVID-19 and Your HSA

    COVID-19 and Your HSA

    Lively, our health savings account provider for the Alliance Health Plan, has put together some useful resources to help you stay on top of, and make sense of, the rapidly changing laws and regulations around COVID-19. Here are the details from Lively as they relate to your HSA and how it’s being affected by new legislation.

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Alliance Updates

  • Perspectives on a Pandemic

    President Stumbo offers words of caution and encouragement on the coronavirus.

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Featured Webinars

  • Moving Forward in Uncertain Times: June & July

    Moving Forward in Uncertain Times: June & July

    Empower Retirement™ invites you to join a series of webinars focusing on the current economic situation and its resilience over time, possible scenarios and impacts of recovery, and ways of overcoming financial setbacks.
  • Navigating the New Normal: Timely Tips for Boards, CEOs & Ministry Fundraisers

    Navigating the New Normal: Timely Tips for Boards, CEOs & Ministry Fundraisers

    ECFA's Dan Busby joins Global Trust Partners for a special webinar on navigating our new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here for You

Thank you for entrusting us with your healthcare and retirement plan needs. We value that trust and don’t take it lightly. If you have questions, especially during this time, please reach out to your Alliance Benefits team. We are here and happy to help!


General Information 

The latest from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

cdc.gov
Updates 6/18
The latest from the World Health Organization (WHO):

who.int
Explore Google’s map and statistics of confirmed cases:

google.com
Use Express Scripts Symptom Checker to evaluate risk and find the right care:

symptom checker


From Our Vendors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield – COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Delta Dental – A Message to Customers and Patients

Empower Retirement – Information Regarding Market Volatility

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) – COVID-19 Resources

Express Scripts – Getting Medications Delivered to Your Home, The Search for Effective Vaccines

EyeMed Vision – COVID-19 Member Benefits FAQs

First Stop Health Telemedicine – COVID-19 Resource Center, What Employers Need to Know

KnovaSolutions Clinical Services – Update on COVID-19

Lively HSA – 2019 HSA Contribution Deadline Extended, Complete Guide to COVID-19 and HSAs

The Standard (Life and Long-Term Disability) – COVID-19 FAQs


Additional Resources

Latest on employment law – COVID-19 and the American Workplace, Coronavirus IRS Tax Relief

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) – Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace, Job Accomodation Network (JAN) and COVID-19

Issued by the IRS (May 3, 2020) – Paycheck Protection Program: Frequently Asked Questions