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Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar

Insurance is an essential business. We must be knowledgeable and available to help ease our clients fears and anxiety. Every Friday, this weekly webinar will give you a chance to hear about current COVID-19 insurance news from our industry experts, and get your questions answered. Register now.

COVID-19 Insurance News

Insurance is an essential business. We must be knowledgeable and available to help ease our clients fears and anxiety. Visit our site for current commentary from our insurance experts, and curated content form around the web, for the latest COVID-19 insurance news. See more.

Life Happens | Watch - Social Media While Social Distancing

The unprecedented current circumstances, from social distancing to quarantine, due to the Coronavirus, remind us of just how much life can change in an instant. Read more.

Gerber Life lapse protection during COVID-19

As the world continues to adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19, we are making adjustments to take care of customers during this difficult time. To that end, we are asking for your help in reassuring Gerber Life policyholders that we are standing by to work with those who may need temporary relief to keep their life insurance policies in force. Read more.

COVID-19 Update from American- Amicable Group of Companies

We continue to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and our highest priority is to help ensure the health and safety of our agents, our employees, and our current and future customers. Read more.

Update to SBLI’s Response to COVID-19

SBLI continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis, and we will provide you with underwriting and operational updates as things change. Read more.

Foresters | Answers to your COVID-19 questions

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis continues to evolve, we have put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions to assist you. Foresters FinancialTM remains fully operational and is here to help you. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will update this document as required. Read more.

Protective Keeping you informed: Your business and COVID-19

Protective continues to monitor the changing COVID-19 environment, and we are committed to keeping you informed. Read more.

Foresters | New! Temporary grants program

In response to current world events, Foresters Financial™ has created a temporary grants program to help our members¹ fund local volunteer efforts and give back to their communities. Read more.

Underwriting Update for AIG Life US: April 8, 2020

We are actively monitoring the fast-moving developments of COVID-19 and continually reassessing our business practices. Read more.

Transamerica updated underwriting guidelines

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the industry in many ways, including limiting access to paramedical exams. We are now offering additional options to satisfy medical requirements on new cases which includes increased non-medical guidelines for clients through age 55. Read more.

Banner Life – COVID 19 Response and Underwriting updates

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption and new challenges for all Americans, our first concern is for the safety and well-being of our customers, business partners, and employees. Read more.

American National – 50% more accelerated underwriting approvals

In an effort to help more of our customers obtain the life insurance coverage their families need, American National is temporarily expanding its acceleration criteria in order to approve about 50% more cases without the usual medical exam and APS requirements. Read more.

Event: Tips to sell Medicare successfully during COVID-19 and beyond

Join URL Insurance Group and independent agent, Michael Hitcho, for a webinar on April 23rd at 2pm EST to hear his story on how he started from the ground up growing organically into a successful producer. Learn tips to reach the next level in your sales goals and continue pushing through in these uncertain times. Register now.

Event: How to become a top Medicare producer

Grab your morning coffee with URL Insurance Group and independent agent, Brian Williams, on April 28th at 10am EST for a webinar discussing how he became a top Medicare producer. Learn first hand from a fellow agent the tips and tricks to his success. Afterwards let URL help you make it your own. Register now.

MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101

Now is the perfect time to try virtual appointments and our enrollment platform, MedicareNow! makes it easier than ever before. Watch as we give you a live tele-sales demo and answer your questions. Watch on-demand.

Hershey Medical Center joins global clinical trial evaluating antiviral drug ‘remdesivir’ for treatment of COVID-19

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has begun enrolling participants in an international clinical trial evaluating an investigational antiviral drug, remdesivir, for treatment of COVID-19. Read more.

Pennsylvania orders businesses to turn away customers who don’t wear masks

Customers and employees will soon be required to wear masks inside businesses still operating, and those who don’t wear masks will be denied entry, state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said Wednesday. Read more.

Pennsylvania House approves bill to reopen businesses following CDC guidelines

The Pennsylvania House voted Tuesday approving a bill that could reopen all businesses that follow CDC guidelines. Read more.

New Guidance To Implement COVID-19 Coverage Requirements And More

On April 11, 2020, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor jointly issued guidance to implement the COVID-19-related coverage provisions outlined in two recent pieces of legislation: the Families First Coronavirus Response (Families First) Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Read more.

Five Things Every Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Should Do After Receiving A Loan

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) is the crown jewel of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The CARES Act allocates $349 billion to the PPP loan initiative in an effort to stabilize small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak and to allow them to retain their workforces while weathering the Coronavirus storm. Read more.

Highmark | Understand the Coronavirus symptoms and what to do

You’ve heard all about social distancing and flattening the curve, but do you know what Coronavirus symptoms look like? Don’t worry, we have the answers. Read more.

PA Update: Order Published Directing Health Measures for Essential Businesses

Today, DOH Sec. Levine signed an order directing public health safety measures for businesses permitted to maintain in-person operations. Read more.

PA Update: States (DE, NY, NJ, CT, RI, PA) Announce Regional Partnership on Reopening Plan

This afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and several other governors from surrounding states to announce a regional plan to reopen businesses impacted by COVID-19 closures. Read more.

COVID-19 Carrier Summary

Find out how lay offs and employee changes will affect your insurance coverage. Read more.

Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – April 13

The spike in the number of applicants in the Unemployment Compensation system has created longer response times and a large backlog of cases that sometimes take weeks to resolve. A number of services are available online to help resolve some questions regarding the system. Read more.

Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – April 10

A new loan program offered by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority will provide critical funding to hospitals during the coronavirus public health emergency. Read more.

Bravo Group | PA COVID-19 Update

On April 8, Gov. Wolf signed an order announcing that under the Emergency Management Services Code, he has the authority “to commandeer or utilize any private, public, or quasi-public property if necessary to cope with the disaster emergency, subject to any applicable requirements for compensation.” Read more.

Pat Toomey PA Residents: Continue Social Distancing

As our nation continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, I encourage all Pennsylvanians to follow CDC recommendations: stay home as much as possible, wash your hands often, and practice social distancing. Read more.

Dems block McConnell bid to swiftly approve $250B more for small business fund

A $250 billion urgent request to shore up a depleting small business fund failed to pass the Senate Thursday after Democrats objected to the measure pushed by the White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Read more.

How to claim exemptions for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

How employers can claim exemptions from the emergency paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave in the Families First Coronavirus stimulus package. Read more.

COVID-19 Employee Rights Notice

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with up to 500 employees to post or distribute the Employee Rights notice as of Wednesday, April 1st when the FFCRA becomes effective. For additional information on distribution and requirements, please refer to the Department of Labor website. Read more.