States and Federal Government Relax Rules for the Practice of Telemedicine in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

States and Federal Government Relax Rules for the Practice of Telemedicine in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Telemedicine, the practice of virtually consulting with your health care provider through electronic means—such as email or video chat—is a growing industry. But according to a July 2019 survey conducted by J.D. Power, nearly three-quarters of Americans said that they had never heard of telehealth services or didn’t have access to them. That might be changing as a result of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With the spread of coronavirus across the United States, government and public health officials have…

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Congress Expands Unemployment Benefits in $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Congress Expands Unemployment Benefits in $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment as a result of the coronavirus global pandemic, President Trump has signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill that will send up to $1,200 to each adult and expand eligibility for unemployment benefits. The president signed the bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, on March 27th, just hours after the House of Representatives approved the law. The Senate had passed the bill unanimously a few days earlier.  Among many…

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COVID-19 Turning Spring Open House Season Into Spring “Closed House” Season

COVID-19 Turning Spring Open House Season Into Spring “Closed House” Season

Although real estate agents have long questioned whether open houses really work to sell houses, they are an established, widely loved tradition. And spring is when the most sellers put their houses on the market. Why not, with flowers blooming and people enjoying being out and about? Unfortunately, we are not in normal circumstances. The coronavirus or COVID pandemic has put many regions of the U.S. on virtual lockdown, with people allowed to leave their homes only for essential or…

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Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life—from school, work, and travel to how we buy groceries and toiletries. Continue reading to learn how this global pandemic might affect custody plans for some families. Medical experts agree that social distancing will help slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, local and state governments across the U.S. have shut down schools, issued orders to close businesses, and told the public to stay home. As of today’s date, 191 million Americans in…

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