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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.

Everything you need to record your own COVID-19 webinar

Connecting with your clients is more important than ever. And, because of COVID-19, it’s all happening virtually now. To help you connect them, we’ve created a webinar package that gives you everything you need to record your own webinar. You can start using this immediately to reassure your clients and let them know you can help through this difficult time. Read more.

Annuity Virtual Sales Resources

In our current environment, with the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to provide resources to help you continue to generate sales and revenue. Please see below for a collection of resources from our carriers that currently allow for the use of virtual sales. Please refer to each carrier’s materials/announcements for specific guidelines. Read more.

#PAStartsUpSafely: A Framework to Gradually and Safely Reopen the State Economy

This week, I released my conceptual framework for gradually and safely reopening Pennsylvania's economy with a three-phased approach. Read more.

Pennsylvania businesses take fight against governor's coronavirus executive order to Supreme Court

A group of businesses in Pennsylvania on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down an executive order limiting which sectors of the economy can operate amid the coronavirus pandemic, which they claim exceeds the authority of the state's governor. Read more.

Gov. Wolf's plan to reopen PA by regions draws criticism from Lancaster Co. leaders

Senator Scott Martin is already scheduling a hearing for May 4 to tackle this issue and commissioners say they have sent questions and comments to the Department of Health. Read more.

Governor Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health

To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities. Read more.

Feds to Pause Many Benefits Action Periods Till After Outbreak Period Ends

Officials at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) say they have worked with the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to give workers a lot more time to respond to common types of benefits action notices. Read more.

Here’s what happens in each of Pennsylvania’s reopening phases

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday laid out a color-coded phased plan for reopening the state region by region. Read more.

McConnell dangles aid to states — with a catch

Mitch McConnell is open to cutting a deal to provide reeling states and cities with relief during the pandemic-fueled recession. But it will come at a price. Read more.

Federal Agencies Continue Releasing COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

In an updated document for the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration said all borrowers should consider the certification they must make when applying for loans that "current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the applicant." Read more.

COVID-19 Fighters' Tracking Map Continues to Clear

The latest government COVID-19 pandemic report shows that new activity for COVID-19 and look-alike illnesses continued to slow during the week ending April 18, but that those illnesses still accounted for an extremely high percentage of all reported deaths. Read more.

Protective Life | 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. Today’s updates include: Temporary changes to Protective’s underwriting guidelines, Protective Life pledges $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. Read more.

ExamOne | COVID-19 antibody test available soon for life insurers

Last week Quest announced they have started testing for the COVID-19 antibody using blood samples. Read more.

Cincinnati Life Underwriting changes

During the changing environment of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company has evaluated our underwriting and business practices to ensure continued superior service, business continuity and financial strength. Read more.

Highmark Senior Markets COVID-19 Updates

Highmark has introduced two additional online tools to help all consumers find information on COVID-19 symptoms and find appropriate care, and help members find customer service resources. Read more.

WellCare: New Enrollment Process - DocuSign Paperless Enrollment

This time of uncertainty is unprecedented, and helping beneficiaries navigate their healthcare choices is even more important than ever. Read more.

CMS Announcement May Create More Medicare Advantage Opportunities for Home Care Providers

Non-medical home care providers hoping to break into the Medicare Advantage (MA) space have been attentively watching for signs of how plans will respond to the coronavirus. Read more.

Putting Off Health Care: 31% Of All Americans Delay Trips To Doctors; More Than 50% Of Seniors Cancel Appointments

Social distancing is saving lives, doctors say, but a Modern Healthcare report finds that many patients are waiting to deal with acute conditions, elective procedures and vaccinations. Read more.

How to become a top Medicare producer

Grab your morning coffee with URL Insurance Group and independent agent, Brian Williams, 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. Watch on-demand.

Tips to sell Medicare successfully during COVID-19 and beyond

Join URL Insurance Group and independent agent, Michael Hitcho, 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. Watch on-demand.

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.