BTW Articles

10 Jun

Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses

To see if any of these options is right for your business, consider talking to a licensed tax professional, benefits specialist, or health insurance agent or broker.

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10 Jun
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ABA Partners With LIG Solutions to Provide Members Health Insurance Options

The Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership, a coalition of nine organizations (including ABA), is partnering with Lighthouse Insurance Group Solutions to provide members with a choice of health insurance options.

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03 Jun

House Withdraws FISA Bill, Sends to Conference Committee

The move to conference committee came after House Democrats withdrew the bill due to opposition in the House and the threat of a veto from President Trump. Opponents argued the bill did not make significant reforms to warrantless surveillance.

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03 Jun

ABA Joins Organizations in Calling for Jeff Bezos to Testify in Front of House Judiciary Committee

The group’s letter comes as Amazon recently said the company would not send Bezos, but rather “the appropriate executive,” to testify in front of the committee. 

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03 Jun
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Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies

The executive order came two days after Twitter placed fact-checks on two of Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots.

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27 May

Alaska School Board Votes to Rescind Book Removal

The board meeting drew members of the community protesting outside and holding signs saying, “I read banned books.”

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27 May

Paycheck Protection Program: Quick Update on Payroll Costs, New MBAs Fight COVID Initiative

As long as an employee’s total compensation is less than $100,000 annually, bonuses and hazard pay are eligible for loan forgiveness because they are considered a supplement to salary or wages.

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27 May

ABFE Signs Letters in Support of PATRIOT Act Reforms

A privacy amendment prohibits the use of Section 215 for warrantless surveillance of people’s internet search and browsing history. 

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27 May
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ABA Board Member Chris Morrow Speaks at House Small Business Committee Forum about Business Interruption Coverage

“My claims for both stores were rejected, citing language in the policies. There were virus exclusions and the need for physical harm to the buildings,” said Morrow, who filed claims with two different insurers as a result of COVID-19.

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20 May

Additional Loan and Grant Options Available for Small Businesses

Here is an overview of additional loan and grant opportunities beyond the Economic Injury Disaster Loans/Grants and the Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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