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Forgivable Loans from the SBA

Forgivable loans are available and include costs for payroll and health insurance premiums. Loan applications are being accepted by approved SBA lenders starting Friday, April 3, 2020. We encourage employers to contact a lender and seek this assistance as soon as possible as demand will be extremely high. Here are some helpful links: SBA Lenders
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How To Get Care For COVID-19 (Premera Blue Cross)

With so much information – both good and bad, circulating about the coronavirus, Premera Blue Cross has published a useful online resource we’d like to share on ‘how to get care for COVID-19’. Link: https://www.premera.com/wa/visitor/outbreaks/ It clearly lists links for ‘up-to-date’ information, how to access virtual care, FAQ, an online form to find out information
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Understanding Your Health Benefits

A Brief History Already under scrutiny, when the Studebaker Car Manufacturing company closed and couldn’t fulfill its pension promises to its thousands of employees during the 1960s, the event was a catalyst for citizens and politicians alike to demand pension reform. Enacted and signed into law by President Ford on Labor Day 1974, the Employee
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Long-Term Care or Long-Term Disability?

What is the difference between long-term care and long-term disability insurance? Long-term care insurance Since people are living longer, employees are asking more about long-term care (LTC) insurance and want to know if it is part of their employer provided group benefits insurance plan. While most realize LTC will cover their end of life nursing
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Level-Funded Health Plans

Looking for a solution to rising healthcare costs and to keep your health care spend down? Up until recently it’s been too ‘risky’ for small businesses to ‘self-insure’ but new options in health plans give small and midsize companies similar self-insured employee coverage that the larger companies have long utilized. Level-funded plans essentially bundle the
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