Thoughts on Investing: Second Quarter 2021 – Inflation Revisited and Some Thoughts About the Future (July 2021)

  |  July 26, 2021

Following the massive monetary and fiscal stimulus enacted last year, a question on many minds has been when inflation might begin to pick up. The Federal Reserve’s response to the economic recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has included such measures as the lowering of interest rates and the direct purchase of bonds. Unlike during the 2008-2009 financial crises, however, Read more.
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Updated Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance Now Available from HHS

  |  July 19, 2021

Healthcare

New reporting information is now available for healthcare providers who received funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released revised reporting requirements that include updated information about expanding the amount of time that providers can report on the use of funds, as well as an extension of some key deadlines on when the funds can be spent. Read more.
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Cannabis and the Healthcare Workplace

  |  July 15, 2021

Healthcare

On June 29, marijuana became legal for recreational use in New Mexico. What does this mean for employers, and specifically those in the healthcare industry? Hospitals, clinics and medical offices deal with sensitive information, and deal with situations where mistakes can be deadly. Read more.
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SBA Will Withdraw Requirement for Forms 3509/3510

  |  July 1, 2021

Any Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrower that has already received a request for Form 3509 or Form 3510 from its lender should contact that lender for instructions on how to proceed in light of reports that the SBA will withdraw the requirement for these loan necessity questionnaires. Read more.
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Key Differences: CARES Act vs American Rescue Plan Act Funding

  |  June 21, 2021

Businessman discussing budget report at the meeting

The types of eligible costs and applicability of funding available through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are quite different. It is important for tribal and civic leaders to understand the difference between the two funding streams, to ensure that their communities are able to make best use of the grant allocations. Read more.
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