The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.
The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is adding staff and hours to better serve an unprecedented increase in customers filing unemployment claims as a result of COVID19. The UIA has extended call center hours by an hour every day 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and it remains open from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Michiganders who lose a job, resulting in a loss of their healthcare coverage or a change in income, may have low or no-cost healthcare options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Consumers in these situations are not required to wait for the yearly Open Enrollment Period and should act now.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 20 other attorneys general late last week in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), urging them to reconsider their shortsighted decision to deny a special enrollment period on the official health care marketplace website during the current worldwide pandemic.
Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe today will discuss the immediate actions the company is taking to address the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis. She will also share her perspective on the potential impacts to the business sector and economy.
On Friday, join the Michigan Small Business Development Center for Group Therapy! If you still have questions after attending or watching this week’s on-demand webinars, this one’s for you. The SBDC will take your questions about cash flow, employee concerns, the SBA Disaster Loan program, remote work, online sales, and other pressing matters affecting you during the crisis.
Information for Members on COVID – 19
For the latest news, webinars and updates of importance to our members , visit the
Chamber's Coronavirus toolkit.
To stay informed on the latest actions taken by the state, visit the
State of Michigan'sCoronavirus resource page.