President Trump recently signed an executive order to address pandemic relief

Posted by Ed Purcell on August 18, 2020

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After negotiations for a relief package between the White House and lawmakers collapsed, the executive actions extend pandemic unemployment benefits, student loan payment deferrals, eviction protections for renters and payroll tax cuts.

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Being Prepared for the Unknown

Posted by Ed Purcell on August 10, 2020

At Armada Risk Partners, we are always evolving. We may not always know all the answers, but we know where to find them — for ourselves and our clients. And this once-in-a-century pandemic we’re now experiencing has made that learning orientation — and ability to be extremely flexible — all the more crucial.
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How Armada Communicated with Our Community During a Pandemic

Posted by Ed Purcell on July 14, 2020

It’s a truism of business that organizations that add the most value for their clients and other stakeholders tend to thrive. But when it came to a once-in-a-century pandemic, all bets were off for us in the early going. After all, there was no playbook for how to respond to a global pandemic sitting around on our shelf. So we decided to make one up as we went.
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New COVID-19 Guidance for Section 125 Mid-year Election Change Rules

Posted by Edward McNamara on May 18, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-29, which provides temporary flexibility for mid-year election changes under a Section 125 cafeteria plan during calendar year 2020. The changes are designed to allow employers to respond to changes in employee needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DOL Now Fully Enforcing FFCRA Paid Leave Rules for Coronavirus

Posted by Edward McNamara on April 29, 2020

After observing a 30-day nonenforcement period to help employers come into compliance with new paid leave rules, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it is fully enforcing all provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
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All FFCRA Question and Answers from the DOL

Posted by Ed Purcell on April 07, 2020

As you know from prior alerts, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, and are effective this Wednesday, April 1st.  After three rounds of Questions and Answers from The US Division of Labor, we have aggregated all into a singular news alert for simplification and to aid in understanding and compliance with this new legislation.
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CARES Act Makes Changes for Health Plans

Posted by Edward McNamara on April 03, 2020

The CARES Act, in addition to providing previously mentioned SBA loans available, also makes a variety of changes affecting health plans.
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New programs available in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Posted by Edward McNamara on April 02, 2020

In these continued challenging times, Armada wants to make sure you were aware of new programs available in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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DOL Clarifies Exemptions to Coronavirus Paid Leave Laws

Posted by Ed Purcell on March 31, 2020

The attached compliance bulletin helps to clarify the exemptions small businesses may qualify for with regard to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
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Understanding the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Posted by Ed Purcell on March 27, 2020

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