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Top COVID-19 Questions

How does the CARES Act stimulus package impact me?This is an icon
The CARES Act, signed in late March 2020, provides needed assistance for individuals, families, health care providers and small businesses. The act includes relief funds, student loan payment suspensions, extended unemployment benefits and more.
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What do I do if I’ve been laid off because of the coronavirus?This is an icon
Each state provides unemployment assistance to those impacted by a job loss. The CARES Act extends these benefits by waiving the standard waiting period for unemployment, adding an additional $600 per week to state-funded unemployment benefits for those eligible, and offering coverage to certain freelance, independent or contract workers who have lost wages due to coronavirus.
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Will my health insurance cover coronavirus treatment?This is an icon
Most health insurance providers cover COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, although policies and coverage vary depending on individuals plans. Many insurance companies have committed to covering all coronavirus-related care. Some states also provide treatment for COVID-19. With national and local assistance, the cost of treatment shouldn’t stand in the way of receiving life-saving care.
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Should I stop investing because of the coronavirus?This is an icon
With recent shifts in the market, many people are considering selling their investments or making drastic changes to their finances. Your investment strategy should take into account your age, retirement plans, immediate and long-term needs and other individualized factors. While this may be a fearful time, following a long-term investment plan can help you stay on track without leaving the market.
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Do I have to pay my student loan during the COVID-19 pandemic?This is an icon
Several changes have been made to federal student loan requirements, helping many borrowers across the country weather uncertain times. The CARES Act halts interest accrual and waives payments during a set period of time. While private student loans are not covered under current legislation, some lenders are offering assistance or flexible options because of the economic impacts of coronavirus.
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How can my small business weather the coronavirus outbreak?This is an icon
In addition to local and online resources to help small businesses, the CARES Act provides additional assistance and incentives for small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program offers Small Business Administration loans to help owners maintain and cover employee salaries.
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Unemployment and Lost Wages

Workers across the country have been impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19. If you’ve lost your job or freelance opportunities, these resources can help you make informed decisions. Whether you’re looking to file for unemployment or understand recent legislation, knowing the facts and finding the help you need can empower you to move forward.

The Ripple Effects of Coronavirus-Related Lost Jobs and Wages
The Ripple Effects of Coronavirus-Related Lost Jobs and Wages

Coronavirus has led to lost jobs across several sectors. One lost job today means more than one lost job as changes in spending ripple through the economy.


6 Industries Left Reeling From the Coronavirus
6 Industries Left Reeling From the Coronavirus

The effects of the coronavirus on the world economy will not be fully understood for months, years or perhaps even decades. Learn which industries may be the most impacted and what some are doing to try to help.


Resources for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Layoffs and Lost Wages
Resources for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Layoffs and Lost Wages

People are losing their jobs and wages due to the coronavirus. Learn what steps you can take if you’ve lost your income and what resources are available during this global health crisis.


Missed Work Because of Coronavirus: Your Rights in Every State
Missed Work Because of Coronavirus: Your Rights in Every State

There are several reasons why people may need to miss work because of the coronavirus, including child care issues, workplaces being closed or being sick or caring for someone who is. Learn what your state and local paid sick time laws are so you can prepare for COVID-19.


How to Find Health Care If You Lose Your Job Due to the Coronavirus Crisis
How to Find Health Care If You Lose Your Job Due to the Coronavirus Crisis

Just when people need health care insurance the most, many are losing it as they lose jobs during the coronavirus crisis. Learn what options are available if you’ve lost your job and your health care as a result.


Top 10 Cities in Florida Impacted by COVID-19 Layoffs
Top 10 Cities in Florida Impacted by COVID-19 Layoffs

Florida’s economy relies heavily on the tourism, hospitality and service industries. These cities are projected to see the highest numbers of unemployment claims in the Sunshine State.


Financial Strategies for Freelancers and Gig Workers During COVID-19
Financial Strategies for Freelancers and Gig Workers During COVID-19

Coronavirus relief benefits for freelancers and gig economy workers are available, but there are some limitations to how they work. Learn what help is available to freelance workers who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Coronavirus Resources for Small Businesses

Small businesses are cornerstones for communities across the country. Whether you’re a small business owner or employee, these resources can help you navigate the changing landscape of opportunities and help available. Protecting your business, employees and customers can help you and your community thrive.

10 Ways Small Businesses Can Survive and Rebound From the Coronavirus
10 Ways Small Businesses Can Survive and Rebound From the Coronavirus

Small businesses are feeling the pain from the coronavirus crisis and the closing of all nonessential businesses while we try to flatten the curve. Here are some measures small businesses can take to survive through the Coronavirus pandemic.


Protecting Your Employees: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave
Protecting Your Employees: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Small businesses have additional requirements to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which provides expanded benefits to workers. This guide helps you navigate these changes for your small business.


Can I Claim Coronavirus Losses on My Small Business Insurance?
Can I Claim Coronavirus Losses on My Small Business Insurance?

Small business insurance only covers coronavirus loss if there’s a special rider on the policy. Learn how to determine if your business is covered against coronavirus and how you can ensure the health of your business with the right insurance.


The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The CARES Act was designed to help individuals and small businesses weather the financial challenges of the coronavirus epidemic. Learn how small businesses can help their employees and stay in businesses.


Tips for Starting a Business During Coronavirus
6 Tips for Starting a Business During Coronavirus

Whether you’ve been planning to start a business for years or you’ve been recently laid off and are looking for new opportunities, now may be the time. Get advice from experts on starting a business during the coronavirus.

COVID-19 and Your Personal Finances

While you may be unsure about the future, understanding financial relief efforts and finding resources to help you manage your money can help you stay secure during this critical time.

8 Ways to Cut Down Your Spending During the Coronavirus Crisis
8 Ways to Cut Down Your Spending During the Coronavirus Crisis

Setting a budget and sticking to it is one way you can start to feel in control of your finances during the coronavirus crisis. Learn about eight ways to cut spending during the coronavirus.


Banks Are Adapting to Meet New Needs Because of Coronavirus
Banks Are Adapting to Meet New Needs Because of Coronavirus

Banks are offering temporary relief for those affected by the coronavirus. If you’re facing financial difficulty because of the COVID-19 crisis and need help, here are some ways banks are offering relief.


Will I Lose My Home During the Coronavirus Crisis?
Will I Lose My Home During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Just when people need health care insurance the most, many are losing it as they lose jobs during the coronavirus crisis. Learn what options are available if you’ve lost your job and your health care as a result.


Saving Rates Soar Despite COVID-19 Unemployment: Planning Your Financial Future
Saving Rates Soar Despite COVID-19 Unemployment: Planning Your Financial Future

Despite widespread unemployment, the personal saving rate for March 2020 was the highest since 1981. Learn how to put your savings to work instead of spending it once quarantine has ended.


Making Your Finances Last Through the Coronavirus Shutdown
Making Your Finances Last Through the Coronavirus Shutdown

In a MoneyGeek survey, 57% of Americans said they won’t be able to pay their bills if the coronavirus crisis lasts eight weeks or longer. Get tips on how to make your money last while we flatten the curve.


How to Make Rational Investing Choices During Stressful Times
How to Make Rational Investing Choices During Stressful Times

It’s important to invest wisely even in calm times, but when there’s a crisis, it’s even more important to make sensible and measured choices about your money. Learn about the eight ways you can make rational investing decisions no matter what else is happening in the world.


Coronavirus Financial Impacts Survey, March 2020
Coronavirus Financial Impacts Survey, March 2020

MoneyGeek conducted a nationwide survey to understand the financial impacts of coronavirus on Americans’ household finances.


4 Reasons Why The Coronavirus Could Convince You to Start a 401(k)
4 Reasons Why The Coronavirus Could Convince You to Start a 401(k)

If you haven’t invested in your 401(k) because you’re too busy to think about it, now might be the time. Take this time while you’re sheltering in place during the coronavirus crisis to learn more about how to save for your retirement and what you need to do to sign up for your 401(k) now.


9 Investment Strategies for the Volatile Coronavirus Market
9 Investment Strategies for the Volatile Coronavirus Market

Dollar-cost averaging and portfolio rebalancing are two important investment strategies, but should you be doing anything different while the market is fluctuating due to the coronavirus? Learn how to manage your retirement accounts during uncertain times.


Should I Get a Life Insurance Policy and Create an Estate Plan Because of the Coronavirus?
Should I Get a Life Insurance Policy and Create an Estate Plan Because of the Coronavirus?

If you haven’t thought about estate planning or life insurance, now is a good time to start. Learn about the different types of life insurance, why now could be a good time to get it and why it’s a good time to think about estate planning if you haven’t before.


Can Missing Payments Because of the Coronavirus Impact Your Credit Score?
Can Missing Payments Because of the Coronavirus Impact Your Credit Score?

While a bill introduced into the senate designed to protect consumer credit scores during the coronavirus failed, there are still things you can do to ensure your credit score doesn't take a hit during this time of uncertainty. Learn more about how you can protect your credit score during the coronavirus.


Negotiating and Paying Bills During the Coronavirus
Negotiating and Paying Bills During the Coronavirus

If you’ve been out of work during COVID-19, you may be feeling anxious about how you’ll pay your bills. Learn how to negotiate and pay important bills during the coronavirus.


a man in a mask ventures out in public after the coronavirus quarantine
10 Ways to Improve Your Personal Finances After COVID-19 Quarantine

Even if your personal finances took a beating from COVID-19, you can get back on your feet. Try these 10 things to get your personal finances in order after the coronavirus crisis.


How to Get a Loan During Uncertain Economic Times
How to Get a Loan During Uncertain Economic Times

As the country begins to open up after the coronavirus shutdowns, you may be interested in getting a mortgage, car loan or credit card. Some things have changed, so learn how you can get credit in this uncertain economic time.


Resources and Organizations Offering Help During COVID-19
Resources and Organizations Offering Help During COVID-19

Some people are returning to work after the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, but others have lost their jobs for good and need financial assistance. Use these resources to get help with health care, housing, child care and more.

How Financial Policy and Legislation Updates Impact You

7 Essential Facts About Student Loans and the Coronavirus
7 Essential Facts About Student Loans and the Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting people all over the world, and the financial impacts are tremendous. Learn what the U.S. government is planning to do about student loans during this time and how it may affect you.


What Does the Tax Deadline Extension Mean for You?
What Does the Tax Deadline Extension Mean for You?

The IRS has extended the tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15. This is welcome news during the coronavirus crisis for millions of Americans, and there are things you can do to leverage your extra time to file and pay.


What Does the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Mean for You?
What Does the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Mean for You?

Following the Federal Reserve interest rate cut, both businesses and consumers could see some tangible benefits. However, those benefits may not apply to everyone.


FAQ: What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for You
FAQ: What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for You

An historic bill passed by Congress aims to help save businesses and support individuals who have been affected by the economic impact of the Coronavirus. Here are some of the most common questions around what the package entails.


Coronavirus Stimulus Package and Your 401(k): 5 Rules That Will Affect Almost Everyone
Coronavirus Stimulus Package and Your 401(k): 5 Rules That Will Affect Almost Everyone

The $2.2 trillion CARES Act provides emergency financial relief in many forms. Learn how the act impacts your 401(k) and what resources are available to you.

Life at Home During Coronavirus

If you’re working from home, transitioning your children to homeschooling or planning for a self-quarantine, you may need help adjusting to life at home. With stay-at-home orders across the country aimed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, many people are learning to adjust to spending more time at home. Learn how to be productive, manage your budget and stay safe at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

Beyond Cleaning: 13 Free or Low-Cost Activities for Coronavirus Quarantine
Beyond Cleaning: 13 Free or Low-Cost Activities for Coronavirus Quarantine

Whether you're working from home or trying to entertain kids during quarantine, these activities can help you pass the time, stay productive and make the best of a challenging situation.


Get Away From the Screen During the Coronavirus Quarantine
Get Away From the Screen During the Coronavirus Quarantine

It's easy to fall into the habit of watching videos, working, doing schoolwork, and being stuck to the computer screen while the coronavirus crisis keeps us in our homes. Learn why this isn’t a good idea and what you can do instead.


Working From Home During Coronavirus Quarantine: 10 Tips From a Remote Team
Working From Home During Coronavirus Quarantine: 10 Tips From a Remote Team

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many companies to move their operations into the homes of their employees through remote work. A fully remote team shares their top tips for working from home.


8 Steps to Improve Your Finances During the Coronavirus Quarantine
8 Steps to Improve Your Finances During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Whether you’re on quarantine, sheltering in place or just staying at home, there are steps you can take to improve your finances during the coronavirus crisis. Get timely and actionable tips for measures you can take to come out of quarantine in a strong financial position.


5 Financial Steps for Coronavirus Self-Isolation
5 Financial Steps for Coronavirus Self-Isolation

Self-quarantine is one way to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus, but for some, it’s not financially feasible. Learn five tips for making sure your finances are in order for quarantine or isolation.


10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Finances in the Wake of COVID-19
10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Finances in the Wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus has been tough on everybody, but there are some lessons for kids in the pandemic, including financial ones. Learn the 10 lessons you can teach your kids about money during COVID-19.

Other Coronavirus Resources and Updates

COVID-19 continues to have an impact on all aspects of life, from travel plans and charities to the housing market health care. Learn more about the coronavirus’s effects on the economy and what you can do to help others or get through these challenging times yourself.

4 Coronavirus Scams and How to Avoid Them
4 Coronavirus Scams and How to Avoid Them

During times of crisis, the scammers are out in full force, and this includes during the coronavirus pandemic. Be on the lookout for these coronavirus scams, and learn how to avoid them.


4 Ways Coronavirus Is Straining Charities and How You Can Help Now
4 Ways Coronavirus Is Straining Charities and How You Can Help Now

The coronavirus has impacted charities and non-profit organizations around the world, and the end is nowhere in sight. Learn what you can do to make an immediate positive impact on your favorite cause and how you can donate to coronavirus charities.


3 Ways the Coronavirus Is Impacting the Housing Market
3 Ways the Coronavirus Is Impacting the Housing Market

If you were buying or selling a house before the coronavirus pandemic came along, you may be wondering if you should change course and put your plans on hold. Learn how the real estate market is being affected by the coronavirus and what you should do.


Coronavirus Health Care Costs: 4 Big Questions About Paying for COVID-19 Care
Coronavirus Health Care Costs: 4 Big Questions About Paying for COVID-19 Care

Paying for coverage shouldn’t hold you or a loved one back from seeking coronavirus testing or treatment. Understand how coronavirus care is covered, whether you have health insurance or not.


3 Ways the Coronavirus Is Impacting Child Care
3 Ways the Coronavirus Is Impacting Child Care

The impact of the coronavirus goes beyond medical ramifications. The closing of schools and child care centers will impact child care businesses and family finances profoundly. Learn more about COVID-19’s effects on child care.


How to Access and Afford Mental Health Treatment During the Coronavirus
How to Access and Afford Mental Health Treatment During the Coronavirus

Like physical health, mental health is important for long-term well-being. During times of crisis, caring for your mental health can help you stay healthy and manage stress, anxiety and depression.


5 Factors That Could Signal Economic Recovery
5 Factors That Could Signal Economic Recovery

As the U.S. receives mixed messages about economic recovery after coronavirus closures, there are some powerful indicators that can tell us where we are headed. Learn the 5 factors to look out for that might signal economic recovery.