SBA Simplifies Forgiveness Process for Some PPP Loans

On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department issued interim final rules (IFR) revising the process for some businesses to seek Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and lender evaluation of loan forgiveness applications submitted in accordance with the new process. These IFR offer additional guidance to further simplify …

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PIA, Allies Call for Congressional Action on PPP Loan Forgiveness

PIA National, along with dozens of allies in the business community, sent a letter November 19 calling on congressional leaders to reform the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process before the end of the year. The letter calls on Congress to pass the Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act (S. 4117/H.R. 7777), championed …

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Insuring for a Pandemic

On November 19, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Insurance and Community Development held a hearing entitled, “Insuring Against a Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions for Policyholders and Insurers.” This follows a September Congressional Roundtable that PIA National participated in, where we expressed our support for the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA), H.R. 7011. In …

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Initial Election Results Are In, With Some Key States Still Unknown

President Donald J. Trump and former vice president Joseph R. Biden each failed to reach the key 270 electoral-vote threshold from the states that had reported decisive results by midnight on Election Day. The process to determine the winner in several states is ongoing, and we may not know who will be inaugurated in January …

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Commissioner Spotlight: South Carolina Director Ray Farmer

In the latest entry in our Commissioner Spotlight series, we are focusing on the head of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI), Director Ray Farmer. Dir. Farmer served as vice president of the American Insurance Association (AIA, now APCIA), a trade association for insurance carriers. He spent the early part of his regulatory career as …

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Loan Forgiveness and the Paycheck Protection Program

Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule (IFR) regarding the process for appealing SBA loan decisions under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This IFR sets forth the process for a PPP borrower to appeal certain SBA loan review decisions made in connection with a PPP loan to the …

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Senate Approves Bill that Includes NFIP Extension Until Sept. 2021

This evening, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 11, 2020 by a vote of 84-10. This follows action from the House, which cleared the measure on September 22.  In a key win for PIA members, the bill includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until next year, …

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