Insurance Enrollment, Mask Use, COVID-19 Resources and More

Posted on May 20, 2020

Resolution to Facilitate Health Insurance Enrollment for COVID-19 Layoffs: Thousands of residents are losing health insurance because they have been laid off by their employers. The Resolution to Facilitate Health Insurance Enrollment for COVID-19 Layoffs directs the state to execute a three-step plan to help the unemployed sign up for coverage.

Get people to wear the damn masks: Among Trump’s failures, one particularly catastrophic mistake is discouraging Americans from wearing masks. Understand just a little science behind the transmission of the coronavirus and you’ll see that this failure has killed thousands. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

State and local taxes during the pandemic: A bit wonky, but important! This podcast from the Journal of Accountancy explains how tax procedures should be altered during the pandemic and how state and local tax filing and payment relief measures do and don’t correspond to federal provisions.

NCSL COVID-19 Resources for States: The National Conference of State Legislatures has created a directory to coronavirus-related policies that is updated daily.

NLC COVID-19 Resources for Cities: The National League of Cities has a webpage that provides coronavirus tools and resources and also links you to an effort for increased federal funding.

A new COVID-19 Resources page on the PLI website: This page provides hyperlinks to a variety of bills, resolutions, columns and reports to help you deal with the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resources page is here.