Texas A&M Law School to Host Webinar Series on Practical Effects of the Coronavirus Relief Package

By: The Texas A&M University System
| Published 04/03/2020

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FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s more than just cashing a $1,200 check from the feds.

Beginning Monday, faculty at the Texas A&M University School of Law will share their knowledge in a series of one-hour webinars to help Texans understand the benefits and implications of the federal government’s relief package.

The faculty will offer free, practical and fact-based information regarding effects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on individuals, small businesses and health care. Participants will be able to ask questions of some of the most highly qualified professionals in the nation.

“The members of The Texas A&M University System community take their responsibilities seriously in these difficult times,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M System. “The faculty at the Texas A&M Law School are among the most knowledgeable experts in the country and are eager to help Texans any way they can.”

Here is the schedule and links to register:

Individual Incentives Under the CARES Act: What’s in it for Me?
Monday, April 6, 2020, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Central

Small Business Incentives Under the CARES Act: Will it Help My Business?
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Central

Health Care Implications Under the CARES Act
Monday, April 13, 2020, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Central


The CARES Act provides more than $2 trillion in emergency relief intended to stabilize the economy and help protect employees and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Among other benefits, the new law offers nearly $300 billion in one-time payments to individuals and families, $260 billion in unemployment insurance benefits, $377 billion for small businesses, $500 billion for corporations, $140 billion to support the U.S. health system and more.

This webinar series will address implications of the CARES Act for individuals, small businesses, and the health care sector. Some of the topics of the webinars will include:

- The one-time payments to individuals and families
- Implications for retirement accounts and charitable contributions
- Tax and IRS-related impacts
- Obligations and opportunities for small businesses
- Funding for screening, treatment, and vaccines
- Access to care for uninsured, undocumented, and minority communities
- Implications for Medicaid/Medicare
- Funding for medical equipment health care facilities

Robert Ahdieh, dean of the Texas A&M Law School, said he and his faculty look forward to creating additional helpful programs in the future.

“We are ready to do our part,” Dean Ahdieh said. “In times of crisis, confusion and misinformation are threats in their own right. That is why the Texas A&M Law faculty wants to offer whatever opportunity they can for our fellow Texans to understand what is available to them.”

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