Updates from RMAI
March 12, 2021: Member Alert: RMAI Guidance on Federal Stimulus Funds
January 28, 2021: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
January 7, 2021: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
December 17, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
November 5, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
October 15, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
October 1, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
August 27, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
August 20, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
July 21, 2020: RMAI Webinar – What If COVID-19 Comes Back?
As we enter into the next phase of the COVID-19 outbreak, infections continue to rise, Are you ready for a second round of stay at home orders? What measures are you taking to prepare your office for the return of COVID? Join us on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, to hear Anita Manghisi from Independent Recovery Resources, Inc. and Tom Mohr from Beam Software discuss the important aspects to keep in mind when preparing for another outbreak.
July 9, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
June 25, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
June 18, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
June 11, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
June 4, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
May 28, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
May 26, 2020: Interview with Jan Stieger: Get to know RMAI Executive Director, Jan Stieger as she shares her insights about the association and the receivables management industry.
May 25, 2020: RMAI Webinar – Prioritizing Employee Well-being
May 21, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
May 14, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
May 12, 2020: RMAI Webinar – Returning to the Workplace in a Covid-19 Environment: A resounding theme of today’s news cycle is returning to work. In this session, we cover the specific technical requirements employers must establish within the office, but through a lens of the particular considerations this transition may have on employees impacted by the pandemic. Eric Ziehlke, Human Resource Specialist, and Bill Dardano, Safety Specialist, will share key information that every employer should know in this highly practical session.
May 7, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
May 6, 2020: RMAI Webinar – Preparing for the Post-COVID-19 Regulatory Reckoning – During the COVID-19 crisis, the regulatory landscape has changed on a daily, and even sometimes hourly, basis. As a result, many organizations have had to adjust their policies and procedures in real time, while simultaneously shifting their staff to remote environments. It is anticipated that when the proverbial dust settles, state and federal regulatory agencies will audit financial services organizations to ensure compliance with regulations enacted during the COVID -19 crisis. This course discusses how organizations can implement safeguards and other processes in order to pass future regulatory audits.
April 30, 2020: RMAI Webinar – Stay up to Date: Tracking State Level Response to COVID-19 and Impacts to Collections – States continue to take an active role in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and are establishing new orders at a rapid pace. Staying abreast of the ever-changing legislative landscape is extremely important as collection companies look to appropriately manage these changing regulations while also providing quality service and hardship options to their consumers. Certain state orders have a direct impact on collections from dialing, lettering, garnishments, and more. Join Tamar Yudenfreund of Midland Credit Management, Inc. and Alexandra Megaris of Venable as they help us navigate these topics.
April 30, 2020 – Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert
April 24, 2020 – Member Alert: California Exempts CARES Act Payments from Garnishment and Private Student Loan Relief for Californians
April 23, 2020 – Member Alert: Indiana Supreme Court Exercises Rule Making Authority to Protect COVID-19 Stimulus Payments
April 20, 2020 – Member Alert: New York and Oregon Exempt CARES Act Payments from Garnishment
April 16, 2020 – Member Alert: Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Nebraska: Five More States Take Steps to Curtail Collection Actions During State of Emergency
April 13, 2020 – Member Alert: Updated COVID-19 Guidance for RMAI Members
April 9, 2020 – Member Alert: DC Adopts New Restrictions for the Collection of Debt in Response to COVID-19
April 3, 2020 – Member Alert: FAQs from Massachusetts Attorney General
April 3, 2020 – Member Alert: Nevada Debt Collection Guidance
April 3, 2020 – RMAI Webinar: Navigating Small Business Loans During a Disaster – This 30-minute webinar covered a high-level overview of insurance issues (like business disruption claims and coverage for your work from home employees) and small business funding relief and other options available to you during this pandemic. Dara Tarkowski of Actuate Law and Ben Johnson of Cornerstone Support offered help to navigate these topics.
April 2, 2020 – Member Alert: Update to North Carolina’s March 27 Order Regarding Debt Collection Activity During the COVID-19 Emergency
April 1, 2020 – RMAI Webinar: Updating Your Policies in COVID-19 – This hard hitting webinar covered effective application of your existing dispute, settlement, and other operational policies during this pandemic. David Anthony of Troutman Sanders & Susan Appel of Unifund provided guidance for the industry.
March 30, 2020 – Member Alert: Illinois Declares New Rules for Collection Agencies During the COVID 19 Emergency
March 27, 2020 – RMAI Webinar: Impact of Recent State COVID-19 Orders on Collections – Considerations for Hardship Policies – This 30-minute fast paced webinar covered enhancing your current hardship policy along with a review of actions each state has taken. Many states have recently entered orders to combat COVID-19. These orders can impact debt collection. Don Maurice of Maurice Wutscher LLP looked at these orders and what you can do to harmonize them with your operations and hardship policies.
March 27, 2020 – Member Alert: Massachusetts Issues Emergency Debt Collection Regulations
March 25, 2020 – RMAI Webinar: You’re Remote: Now What? – This fast paced webinar covered the regulatory obligations for your work from home employees in the collection industry. Stefanie Jackman from Balard Spahr and Roy Buchholz from Absolute Resolutions Corp. led an operational compliance discussion.
March 25, 2020 – Member Alert: COVID-19 Resource Page Launched
March 24, 2020 – Member Alert: Updated COVID-19 Guidance to RMAI Members
March 20, 2020 – Member Alert: RMAI and the Credit and Collections Industry Introduce Hardship Provisions for Consumers After COVID-19
March 17, 2020 – Member Alert: RMAI Issues COVID-19 Guidance