Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act

Presented by United Iowa Financial The Department of Labor (DOL) sets overall standards for unemployment benefits, and each state processes applications and determines its residents’ eligibility through its own program. Generally, most states have a one-week waiting period before eligibility for unemployment benefits begins, limit the length of unemployment benefits to 26 weeks, and require proof that an applicant is actively looking…
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CARES Act Student Loan Relief

Presented by United Iowa Financial In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act encompasses a number of provisions that offer relief for student loan borrowers. If you have a student loan, here’s what you need to know. How Does the CARES…
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Scam Alert! Protecting Yourself and Your Finances

Presented by United Iowa Financial The number of stories about fraudsters taking advantage of unsuspecting victims seems to grow by the day. Of course, it’s easy to think, “This will never happen to me!” But to keep your money and personal information safe, it’s vital to stay abreast of the latest scams. Coronavirus Email Scams Spreading We’ve all read the headlines about…
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Retirement Account Rule Changes Under the CARES Act

Presented by United Iowa Finanical For many Americans, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in an immediate need for funds that can provide financial stability. In response, lawmakers have lessened financial burdens through stimulus legislation that includes several temporary rule changes to retirement account withdrawals. Let’s look at some of the changes—and how you can access your retirement funds if you…
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The Paycheck Protection Program

Presented by United Iowa Financial The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes several small business-focused provisions designed to allow businesses to retain employees and to help them pay expenses during this difficult time. If you are a small business owner in need of financial support, here’s what you should know.…
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The Importance of Estate Planning in a Health Crisis

Presented by United Iowa Financial In these trying times, your estate plan may not be top of mind. But an up-to-date plan can help you manage family matters during the current health crisis, as well as prepare you for whatever the future may hold. Before we dive into the details, it should be mentioned that new planning must take a back seat…
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