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APRIL 3: MI Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 3: Michigan Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans Peters Helped Secure in Coronavirus Relief Package

Self-Employed Michiganders & Independent Contractors can Start Applying April 10

DETROIT, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that starting on Friday, April 3rd, small businesses and non-profits across Michigan can begin applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to cover payroll costs and other essential expenses.

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Treasury: Owed a State Income Tax Refund? File Your Return Today

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 10:00 AM

Treasury Continues to Process
State Income Tax Returns, Issue Refunds

 


LANSING, Mich. –
Individuals owed a state of Michigan income tax refund should not wait to file their state income tax return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 3: Michigan Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 7:00 AM

Peters Helped Secure in Coronavirus Relief Package Self-Employed Michiganders & Independent Contractors can Start Applying April 10

DETROIT, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that starting on Friday, April 3rd, small businesses and non-profits across Michigan can begin applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to cover payroll costs and other essential expenses. This comes after Peters worked in a bipartisan manner to increase funding for SBA 7(a) small business loans in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief And Economic Security (CARES) Act. Michiganders who are self-employed or identify as independent contractors can begin applying for these loans on April 10th.

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Peters Reiterates Call for Trump Administration to Re-Open Health Insurance Enrollment Window

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 7:00 PM

As Part of Coronavirus Response Senator Urges Administration to Immediately Expand Health Insurance to Prevent High Health Care Costs, Protect Public Health

DETROIT, MI – As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket in Michigan, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) reiterated his call for the Trump Administration to open a special enrollment period to allow people without health insurance to purchase a health care plan through the health insurance marketplaces. He again urged for the Administration to establish a special enrollment period following a news report that the Administration will not re-open enrollment. Last month, Peters urged the Administration in a letter to establish a special enrollment period in an effort to lower health care costs for Americans we confront this public health crisis.

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Treasury: Taxpayers, Tax Preparers Be Ready for Stimulus Scams

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 11:00 AM

Scammers Trying to Obtain Banking Information to Intercept Federal Checks

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s taxpayers and tax preparers should be extra vigilant for federal stimulus scams, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alert as Another Local Health Department Receives Reports of Scammers Seeking Medicaid, Medicare Information

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 6:00 AM

 

DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!

 

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today warned Michiganders again to beware of scammers claiming to be from at least two local public health departments, calling residents to offer medication and at-home COVID-19 tests while asking for their Medicaid and Medicare numbers for billing purposes.  Incoming calls are jamming local health departments’ phone lines, delaying important responses  to COVID-19. 

Reports so far have been focused on the Ionia County Health Department and now the Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department. The Attorney General’s office reissued a consumer alert making residents aware of the situation earlier today.  

The Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department received multiple calls from residents in the 248 and 989 area codes asking about the calls.  The department is in the 231 area code. 

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Michigan Implements Expansion of Unemployment Assistance Following Peters’ Legislation Being Signed into Law

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 2:00 PM

CARES Act Signed into Law Last Week Included Peters-led Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today welcomed the State of Michigan’s announcement today that it will expand unemployment assistance to Michigan workers impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. The expansion was made possible because of Peters’ Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act, which was included in the federal, bipartisan Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last week.

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AG’s Office Takes Action Against Health Care Industry Supplier for Reported Price-gouging

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2020 7:00 AM

LANSINGMICH. As reports of price-gouging related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) near 2,000, the Michigan Department of Attorney General has sent a cease and desist letter to a health care industry supplier for marketing face masks at exceptionally high prices.  

Attorney General Dana Nessel today sent the letter to DiaMedical USA Equipment Inc., based in Bloomfield Hills, after receiving a consumer complaint that the company is attempting to sell 10-packs of face masks through its website for nearly $100 each. Similar model masks are sold at between $1.50 to $2.40 per mask. 

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MI Attorney General Dana Nessel Issues Urgent Consumer Alert Following Reports of Federal Stimulus Scams

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2020 6:00 AM

 

DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!

 

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued an urgent consumer alert urging Michiganders to be on high alert for bad actors aiming to coerce them out of their personal information in a new federal stimulus payment scam.    

Scammers are using the news that the federal government will send one-time payments to millions of people across the country as part of the federal economic relief response to COVID-19 to steal personal information.

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AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Orders Violations

Michigan Business Network
March 25, 2020 7:00 PM

AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Orders Violations

LANSING, MICH. After her Consumer Protection intake lines were flooded with phone calls related to violations of the state’s new rules implemented as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is providing guidance on how to file complaints about individuals and businesses that aren’t complying with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders.  

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