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Northeast Times | April 2, 2020

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Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Implementing Essential Services And Activities Protocols

April 2, 2020 |

WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the … Read More



TDI issues guidance to alternative health plans

April 2, 2020 |

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has issued a bulletin to encourage issuers of short term health plans and other alternative health plans to waive consumer costs for COVID-19 testing and take other actions to ensure timely access to care. TDI also … Read More



1135 Medicaid Waiver Approved by CMS

April 2, 2020 |

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) approved the Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver submitted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on March 25th, 2020. This approval grants Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid while continuing to respond … Read More



Governor Abbott, TDHCA Take Initial Action To Secure Financial Housing Assistance

April 2, 2020 |

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) have taken initial action to provide tenant-based rental assistance for Texans experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Governor has waived statutes relating to the U.S. Department … Read More