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California Extends Workplace Pandemic Rules

In spite of improved COVID-19 numbers in California (as compared to earlier in 2022), the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board extended the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which were set to expire on May 6.

Congress Considering $2 Billion Cut to COVID-19 Funds

After failing to negotiate a bipartisan deal with Congress for additional COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and aid, the White House and Congress are now considering a reallocation of funds previously authorized.

Small Businesses Owe Billions in Unforgiven PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), launched as part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to aid to small businesses coping with the impact of COVID-19, ended on May 31, 2021. Read more about it here.

Push for Single Payer Temporarily Over – But Likely to Return

Timeline of Single Payer AB 1400 in California legislature.

How To Use Health Insurance To Pay For COVID-19 Tests

As the Omicron variant has spread across the country, the interest among Californians and Nevadans has increased for at-home testing and testing through other means (like a local test site, an Urgent Care, or a personal physician).

5 Changes for Group Health Insurance Clients in 2022

The new year brings with it changes for employers, employees, and group health insurance. Here’s information you may want to share with your clients.

Top Health Insurance and Word & Brown News Stories of 2021

We're looking back on Word & Brown's top moments of 2021.