Home

Instant Insights / Government Shutdown

The impact of the government shutdown is widespread. Here's what you need to know.

X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Past due notice Among the government’s suggestions to help make ends meet: offering mortgage lenders partial payments and even payments in kind—i.e., plumbing and carpentry work. (Photo: Shutterstock)

While some branches of the federal government are fully funded during the shutdown battle, others are not—and with some 420,000 government workers still on the job but without pay (including the U.S. Coast Guard, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security and not the Department of Defense), and another 380,000 furloughed, according to a CNN report, the situation isn’t pretty for a very large number of people.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

More from this author

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.