Experts Who Can Help


The Small Business Association of Michigan is committed to helping business owners navigate the very complex and very fluid issues regarding the COVID-19 crisis. 

Please refer below to our list of expert partners and other resources we've identfied who can help. 

If you can't find what you're looking for, you can utilize the SBAM Ask An Expert hotline or simply email sbam@sbam.org for assistance. 


SBAM Member Benefit Partners

American Society of Employers
SBAM's HR Solutions partner, ASE, is here to help our members with any HR and employment related questions they have in regard to COVID-19.  

Toll Free Telephone Hotline (877) 273-6951
Ask An Expert Web Portal https://www.sbam.org/Member-Benefits/Ask-an-Expert
Website https://www.aseonline.org/Insights-Analytics/Coronavirus-Resources


Bodman PLC
SBAM's legal partner, Bodman PLC, launched a COVID 19 Response Team web page with resources and links to information to help you navigate this rapidly changing situation. They will be updating the site regularly with new information. SBAM members can also contact Bodman through our web portal.

Ask An Expert Web Portal https://www.sbam.org/Member-Benefits/Ask-an-Expert
COVID-19 Response Team http://www.bodmanlaw.com/practices/covid-19-response-team


Accident Fund
SBAM's workers' compensation partner, Accident Fund, is committed to taking proactive measures to safeguard employees, customers and others they interact with from the spread of serious illness such as COVID-19, and they continue to monitor the situation and stay abreast of guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  They have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and additional helpful information on their website.

Website: http://www.accidentfund.com/our-response-to-covid-19/
Ask An Expert Web Portal https://www.sbam.org/Member-Benefits/Ask-an-Expert


International Bancard
SBAM's payment solutions partner, International Bancard, is here to help our members who need to quickly implement cashless transactions for their business. They will set up credit, debit, gift cards, ACH and checks processing so you can continue to service your customers during the COVID-19 crisis. International Bancard will work to understand your business’ needs to design a tailored solution that increases growth potential, and will effectively implement and ultimately help support your business’s growth.​

Ask An Expert Web Portal https://www.sbam.org/Member-Benefits/Ask-an-Expert
Website https://www.internationalbancard.com/


SBAM COBRA Administration Team
We are prepared to service all of our SBAM member companies, with an emphasis on our COBRA customers. Our entire staff is equipped to work remotely and our goal is to offer seamless service with no interruption in the service you have come to expect from our COBRA team. We know that our customers will need to rely on us and we are here to serve. Please click here to visit our website for instructions on how to submit qualifying event information via Zix email or fax. Our team can be reached via email or by calling your COBRA coordinator directly. 
   
Kevin Cuncannan
Director, Small Business Services 
kevin.cuncannan@sbam.org
517.267.2218
  
Brittany Smith
COBRA Coordinator
brittany.smith@sbam.org
517.492.1234 
  
Rachel Grosso
COBRA Coordinator
rachel.grosso@sbam.org
517.267.2217 


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Dearborn Group
SBAM's insurance partners, BCBSM/BCN and Dearborn Group are using guidelines from state and federal offices to get you the information you need. And, helping those affected by COVID-19 get the care they need.

Blues Website https://www.bcbsm.com/index/common/important-information/covid-19.html?spiff=coronavirus&location=Homepage-1
Ask An Expert Web Portal https://www.sbam.org/Member-Benefits/Ask-an-Expert


TGG Solutions Insurance Billing Services
(800) 748.0368 option 5
sbambill@tggsolutions.com


Kushner & Company
SBAM's partner, Kushner & Company, provides our members with administration for Section 125 Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Arrangements. Their Client Services Team is intensively hired and trained to follow all compliance requirements set forth by the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and each client’s individual plan document.  Kushner & Company can answer any questions you have related to your organization’s benefit and financial needs during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Website https://www.kushnerco.com/services/benefit-design-and-administration
Email info@kushnerco.com
Ask An Expert Web Portal https://www.sbam.org/Member-Benefits/Ask-an-Expert


 


State & Federal Resources

Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Unemployment Benefits resources for employers and employees as it relates to COVID-19.
COVID-19 employer update DISCUSSION DOCUMENT | MARCH 16TH, 2020
Websites 
https://www.michigan.gov/leo/

https://www.sbam.org/Resources/COVID-19-Resources/HR-Unemployment-Guidance


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
COVID-19 disaster loan information for small businesses. 
Websites 
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela 

https://www.sbam.org/Resources/COVID-19-Resources/Loans-Funding


Small Business Development Center
The SBDC provides detailed information about the Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Small Business Relief Program in response to COVID-19.
https://sbdcmichigan.org/small-business-covid19/

 


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Website http://cre8gency.com/