Small Business Survey on COVID Impact

April 28, 2020

An overwhelming majority of small business owners want to see Congress approve more funding and extend the Paycheck Protection Program in their next piece of coronavirus legislation. Read More

Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Comp?

April 28, 2020

Labor and business groups are gearing up for a fight over whether employers — through workers’ compensation — should pay health costs for essential workers infected by COVID-19, with Gov. Gavin Newsom expected to decide the multibillion-dollar debate soon. Read More

Coronavirus: The Latest from Congress, and What It Means for Employers

April 28, 2020

America has been experiencing a fast-spreading, wide-reaching health emergency pandemic of seismic proportions. Residents nationwide are sick and/or quarantined, unable to work, and unable to earn incomes. Many Americans are forced to stay home, and non-essential businesses are barred from operating. Read More

Health Insurers Propose Subsidies but Shun Government Coverage

April 28, 2020

Health insurers are pushing Congress for more government help in the face of Covid-19—including near total premium subsidies for people who lose their jobs and stay on their employer-sponsored insurance—but they’re steering clear of the next step, full government-sponsored coverage. Read More

Small Business Loan Program Resumes With New Funding

April 28, 2020

The small-business loan program that received a new infusion of cash last week reopened with a sputter Monday as the Lakers became the latest high-profile name to return money received under a program designed to boost small, struggling companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Amid Coronavirus Distress, Wealthy Hospitals Hoard Millions

April 28, 2020

Inova Health System, with campuses in some of the wealthiest suburbs of Washington, D.C., and Truman Medical Centers, a safety-net hospital in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, have little in common. But, today, they are confronting the same financial plague: mass cancellations of nonessential surgeries that are their biggest moneymakers while bracing for an expensive onslaught of coronavirus patients. Read More

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