The CARES Act & COVID-19

Understanding the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Trump, addresses several key issues introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The act acknowledges the economic impact the outbreak has had on the country and seeks to provide financial support to businesses, employees, individuals and families.

This resources page was created to help keep you up to date on how your MidAmerica benefits may be impacted by the CARES Act and the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation.

Recent News

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Key Impacts & Takeaways

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Impact to FSAs and DCAs

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Impact to Retirement Plans

IRS Notice 2020-50 

IRS Notices 2020-29 & 2020-33:
Impact on FSAs, DCAs & Cafeteria Plans 

The CARES Act: OTC and Feminine Care Products Eligible 

The CARES Act: How it Affects Your Health & Welfare Plan

The CARES Act: How it Affects Your Retirement Plan

Regarding COVID-19: A Message from our CEO


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Bulletin

Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) Bulletin

CARES Act Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Care Account FAQ

Flexible Spending Account Change in Status Election Form

CARES Act Self Certification Form





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