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02 Feb
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Join ABA for a February 22 Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

“Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

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27 Jan

Get Your PPP Round Two Questions Answered on a January 28 Webinar

The webinar, which will last approximately one hour, will cover PPP reauthorization and important changes, advance grants through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, SBA Debt Relief Program, and more.

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13 Jan

SBA to Open 20 Women’s Business Centers Across America

The centers will be hosted in rural and underserved markets and widen the footprint and partnership with historically Black colleges and universities.

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13 Jan
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Check Out ABA’s New Advocacy Page on BookWeb

Booksellers can use the new page to participate in advocacy campaigns, search for legislation, get voting information, and find and message their federal and state elected officials.

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13 Jan
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A Breakdown of the New COVID-19 Relief Package

On December 27, 2020, a new COVID-19 relief package was signed into law. The package extends and expands many of the same programs established by the CARES Act.

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22 Dec
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What Booksellers Need to Know About the $900 Billion Relief Bill

On Sunday, December 20, Congress struck a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. Here are some of the main takeaways for booksellers.

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08 Dec
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Last Chance for 2021 Health Insurance: December 15

Tuesday, December 15, is the last day for booksellers to get Affordable Care Act health coverage for 2021 in most states. ABA health insurance partner LIG Solutions offers a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

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02 Dec
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Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

During the Medicare open enrollment period, Medicare plan enrollees can make changes to their health insurance plan by switching, dropping, or adding coverage.

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23 Nov
Open enrollment ends December 15

Fewer Than Three Weeks Left in Health Insurance Open Enrollment

During open enrollment, you can add, drop, or make changes to your health insurance coverage. Contact health insurance partner LIG Solutions for a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

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23 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

There’s Still Time to Make Your Voice Heard on Banned Books Week 2021

Submit your ideas for next year’s Banned Books Week theme. Booksellers are encouraged to provide their input for the annual event by Tuesday, December 1.

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17 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Have Ideas for Next Year’s Banned Books Week Theme? We Want to Hear From You

The Banned Books Week Coalition is now planning next year’s event. Booksellers are encouraged to make their voices heard by submitting ideas for next year’s theme by Tuesday, December 1.

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17 Nov
Open enrollment ends December 15

Get Health Coverage Before Open Enrollment Ends December 15

To learn more about health coverage options, booksellers can contact American Booksellers Association membership health insurance partner LIG Solutions for a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

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03 Nov
Open enrollment ends December 15

Open Enrollment for Health Coverage Begins

During open enrollment, you can add, drop, or make changes to your health insurance coverage. Booksellers should contact LIG Solutions for a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

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03 Nov
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Get Your Health Coverage Questions Answered: Register for November 9 Webinar With LIG Solutions

Members can also read ABA’s frequently asked questions about the health insurance partnership or schedule an appointment with a licensed advisor at LIG Solutions.

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