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NEWS RELEASE: Consumer Alert: Diagnostic COVID-19 Test Costs Covered by Insurance Plans

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 1:00 PM

LANSING, MICHMichigan is working to ensure that anyone who needs a COVID-19 test can get one. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) are alerting Michiganders that diagnostic COVID-19 testing for those who meet testing criteria should be covered by most health insurance plans without any out-of-pocket cost. There are various ways that costs for the test may be covered, and resources are available to help answer questions.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order To Protect Migrant Agricultural Workers

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 12:00 PM

- Workers Living in Congregate Housing   

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday signed Executive Order 2020-111, which provides additional requirements and procedures to keep agricultural workers and the food supply safe from the effects of COVID-19. 

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CAR | UPDATE: Restarting Automotive Manufacturing After the Coronavirus Pandemic

Michigan Business Beat
June 2, 2020 11:00 AM

June Update:

As the coronavirus crisis continues to disrupt the global economy, North American vehicle sales have dropped sharply, and production has come to a nearly complete stop. Given the complexity of automotive manufacturing, the tremendous capital required to restart production, and the industry’s deep global supply chains, resuming vehicle production in North America will be a complex undertaking that is likely to take place in stages. CAR researchers are tracking automaker announcements for the restart of production at the companies’ North American plants.

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MEDC | Business Expansions Bring New Investments to Support Economic Growth in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 10:00 AM

• Two business expansion projects expected to generate total investment of $13.2 million, create 213 jobs • eCommerce tech company expanding in Washtenaw County, creating 26 high paying jobs • Longstanding coatings company expanding existing facility in Fenton, adding 187 jobs

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Daily MBA Bank Beat for June 1

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 7:00 AM

MBA Highlights (Click on the articles to read more)
 
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International Trade: June Newsletter

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 6:00 AM

USMCA is set for implementation
July 1, 2020 – Are you ready?

Van Andel Global Trade Center is offering two virtual trainings to cover general USMCA requirements as well as automotive specific topics to prepare companies for the July 1 implementation.

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NEWS RELEASE: Scholarship Awarded to Southwestern Classical Academy Senior with an Entrepreneurial Streak

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2020 6:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich., June 1, 2020) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced Amari Green, a graduating senior at Southwestern Classical Academy, as the recipient of the 2020 Katharine Roat Stevens Scholarship.

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Peters Joins Effort to Direct Nation’s Top Health Agencies to Publicly Share Information on Testing Supply Inventory

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2020 5:00 PM

DETROIT, MI U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, helped introduce legislation directing federal agencies to compile and publicly share real-time information about testing supply inventory and shortages. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals, health care systems, nursing homes and first responders have struggled to obtain tests and other critical supplies needed to adequately protect public health and contain the spread of the Coronavirus. The COVID-19 Testing Inventory Act would instruct the federal agencies leading the nation’s Coronavirus response efforts to publish key information on the nation’s testing capabilities, including the supply of diagnostic tests available nationally and distribution of tests by location.

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Governor Whitmer Rescinds Safer at Home Order, Moves Michigan to Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2020 4:00 PM

Retailers, restaurants will be permitted to open with capacity limits, social distancing  

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan.

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Robert Sheehan | New Report on Michigan’s Public Mental Health System

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2020 2:00 PM

“A Tradition of Excellence and Innovation: Measuring Performance of Michigan’s Public Mental Health System”

Jeffrey Mosher recently spoke with Robert Sheehan, CEO, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, Lansing, MI, about a new report on Michigan’s public mental health system – “A Tradition of Excellence and Innovation: Measuring Performance of Michigan’s Public Mental Health System”

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