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Important Updates 

related to Covid-19  (Coronavirus)

We'll attempt to summarize relevant Covid-19 changes affecting businesses and Individuals as soon as we are able. 

Information is constantly changing.  


Below are various posts related to the virus. 

Ohio BWC changesemployer programs 04/03/2020Recently, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced that they are waiving several program requirements for employers due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All safety education and training requirements for this policy year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 for private employers) will be waived for those participating ...

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Webinar 7pm Thursday April 2, 2020A brief on and maneuvering through the maze of government Covid-19 legislation. SBA EIDA LoansNot-forgivable, Requirements and termsCARES ACTForgivable, Requirements, terms and conditionsFederal StimulusPrepayment of the 2020 refundable creditUnemployment BenefitsRelaxed rules for claiming unemployment benefitsExpanded FMLAMandated employee leave for employers with <500 EmployeesJoin us 7pm Thursday April 2nd, 2020 Register now ...

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Ohio Delays Tax Due Dates and various tax requirementsH.B. 197These are the more tax agency related sections. Full text available here.15. Codifies the governor’s executive order relative to Unemployment Compensation. (see note) a. Waives first week waiting period b. Changes eligibility to include COVID-19 related unemployment situations c. Waives work search requirement 16. Makes several ...

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COVID-19 – Proposed Stimulus Last night the Senate and White House agreed to a COVID-19 Stimulus package Bill, but it has not yet been passed by the Senate. The Senate should vote this afternoon and then the Bill goes to the House for consideration. We don’t know all of the details, and this is still fluid, but ...

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Ohio DOI provides guidance on employer provided health insuranceEligibilityInsurers must permit employers to continue covering employees under group policies even if the employee would otherwise become ineligible due to a decrease in hours worked per week. Insurers are required to permit employers to continue providing coverage to employees under group policies regardless of any “actively ...

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Ohio needs to change its due date for 2019 tax returnsThe IRS has capitulated and not only changed the payment deadline they have moved the federal filing deadline to July 15, 2020. This means that no one needs to file an extension to have more time to pay or file their 2019 federal income tax return. ...

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Employer Provided Health Insurance.The National Law Review provides a great synopsis of continuing employer provided health insurance during different types of employee absences.Benefits Guidance in the Time of COVID-19: Continuing Employer Group Health Coverage During Temporary Layoffs or Furloughs Thursday, March 19, 2020 During this global health emergency, many employers are facing the necessity of curtailing operations ...

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Ohio Workers Comp Premiums Deferred03/21/2020  ​ To help businesses facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio BWC is announcing that insurance premium installment payments due for March, April, and May for the current policy year may be deferred by both public and private employers until June 1, 2020. At that time the matter will ...

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Employer SBA Loan Relief for Covid19Depending on how hard your business has been effected by the COVD-19 (Corona Virus) this may be a lifeline. The Small Business Administration announced they are accepting loan applications from eligible small businesses and non-profits. To apply for assistance, you can go online at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela , apply in-person at a disaster center near ...

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DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY DAY SUPPORT03/22/2020 Effective 03/24/2020 at 9pmGovernor DeWine is ordering all adult day support and vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to temporarily stop providing services in settings of more than 10 people.  “This order is necessary because individuals with developmental disabilities traditionally receive these services in large groups, and right now, ...

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ODOT Waiver for Essential Goods Haulers03/22/2020 The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is modifying the process for haulers carrying heavy loads of essential goods. Generally, Ohio requires haulers with loads classified as “oversized” to seek advanced permission from ODOT before they are legally allowed to travel in the state.  To assist in the state’s response to ...

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Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who ...

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