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Maryland's COVID-19 Business Response Website

The State of Maryland has taken far-reaching and proactive steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across our state, including ordering state employees to telework, closing public schools, closing casinos and racetracks, and activating the National Guard so it is ready to carry out any emergency functions that may be needed. State agencies including the Department of Commerce remain prepared to serve our clients in the business community. 

Important Information for Small Business Owners Impacted by COVID-19

Our Dearest Brooks Financial Group Family,

As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, it is our goal to keep you informed about financial matters impacting us all.  

BFG's COVID-19 General Information & Best Practices

We at Brooks Financial Group (BFG) are aware of the challenging times we all face personally and professionally as we navigate the uncharted territory of COVID-19. We continue to monitor national, state and local reports and comply with their recommendations. We have adapted processes and procedures that allow us to continue to provide our high level servant leadership to our trusted partner client relationships, while mitigating exposure to all stakeholders. 

Information Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCA)

Our Dearest Brooks Financial Group Family,

As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, it is our goal to keep you informed.

Today, we'd like to share an alert regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave which was passed and signed into law on March 19, 2020.

Considerations for Small Business Owners, CEOs, and Executives

When the World Changes, Change the World

Dear Members of the Brooks Financial Group Family,

Brooks Financial Group's Working Arrangements Amid COVID-19

Our Dearest Brooks Financial Group Family,

As you are all well aware, the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has evolved rapidly in the past few days, especially in Maryland. At Brooks Financial Group, we are taking the steps necessary to protect our employees, our valued relationships, and the community from the spread of the Coronavirus.

Perspectives on Market Volatility Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To Our Valued Relationships, 

We are writing to you today as a follow up to our initial communication on February 26, 2020,  to provide our latest assessment and historical perspective of the extreme market volatility that continues to persist given the global spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Investment Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Given the recent capital market outcomes, we are providing our assessment of the investment implications surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Although the human suffering is tragic, historical precedent suggests that while these type of fear-induced events typically have had a short-term economic and capital market impact, it has usually been prudent for long-term investors to remain disciplined. 

Benefit Notices Electronic Distribution Guidelines

Do you use electronic media to send employee benefit plan notices, including health plan notices, required SOBCs, ACA Exchange Notices, etc.?

Did you know that the Department of Labor (DOL) has regulations under which employers may use electronic means to distribute certain documents to employees?

2020 ACA To-Do Lists for Fully Insured Plans

As part of our continued due diligence to assuring your benefit plans and processes are compliant, the 2020 ACA To-Do List for Small Fully Insured Plans and the 2020 ACA To-Do List for Large Fully Insured Plans summarize the key requirements that apply to small or large fully insured health plans.