Ohio Posts Resources for Businesses, Employees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The state of Ohio has compiled a list of resources for businesses and employees related to the COVID-19 virus.

The portal, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/BusinessHelp, includes information on unemployment benefits, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Liquor Buyback Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, and the delay of premiums owed the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Of particular note is the grace period for health insurance premiums. The state has ordered all health insurers to provide the option of deferring premium payments, interest free, for up to 60 calendar days from each original premium due date. This means that employers can defer their premium payments up to two months, giving them some relief on costs, while keeping their employees insured. For more information, CLICK HERE.

The state is also listing resources for employees including in-demand jobs during the pandemic and explanations of unemployment benefits and the SharedWork Ohio. This program allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.