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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.

Legal & General COVID-19 and Business Updates: New TIAA, Exam Substitutions and Digital Application

Due to current circumstances, Legal & General America (LGA) has updated our Temporary Insurance Application and Agreement (TIAA) to include a COVID-19 question. Read more.

Royal Neighbors of America COVID-19 Update - Jet Term & Whole Life Changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen great shifts in our industry. These shifts range from state issued shelter-in-place orders and other mandates to swift regulatory changes across our industry. Read more.

Foresters | Effective May 9, 2020

In response to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health crisis, Foresters Financial™ is introducing a new questionnaire1,2 to help identify clients who may have been exposed to the virus. Read more.

UPMC UPDATE – In-Person Sales Appointments

As Pennsylvania counties move toward the Yellow and Green phases of reopening, we want to continue partnering with you to protect our vulnerable senior population while still providing needed consultation. Read more.

WellCare: Temporary Telephonic Enrollment Option

While more is being done to understand how coronavirus (COVID-19) is transmitted and treated, we are committed to keeping agents, their families, and our communities healthy and safe. 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.

PrimePay Update - IRS Addresses Challenges of Health Plan Participants

The federal government continues to recognize and respond to the challenges faced by health plan participants during the COVID-19 National Emergency. In the latest developments, the Internal Revenue Service released Notices 2020-29 and 2020-33 addressing some of the concerns that have been raised by employers and participating employees. Read more.

Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – May 18

In This Edition: Twelve More Counties Set to Move to Yellow Phase of Reopening on May 22, Unemployment Benefits Extended 13 Weeks, LIHEAP Recovery Crisis Program Opens Today, Food Rescues and Resources Available to Help Families in Need, Senate Hearings Hold Wolf Administration Accountable For COVID-19 Response. Read more.

Where are Pennsylvania’s 64,412 coronavirus cases? May 20 map, county-by-county breakdown

As of 6:41 p.m. May 20, 2020, the Pa. Department of Health reports that there are 64,412 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. There are at least 4,767 reported deaths from the virus. Read more.

McConnell vows end to enhanced unemployment benefits

Mitch McConnell promised House Republicans on Wednesday that the beefed up unemployment benefits enacted earlier this spring "will not be in the next bill." Read more.

Gov. Tom Wolf Allowing The Real Estate Industry To Restart Some In-Person Business

Watch the video to learn more. Read more.

Gov. Wolf signals he plans to sign bill allowing taverns, restaurants and hotel bars to sell mixed drinks to go

Pennsylvania restaurants and bars just might be able to serve up take-out margaritas, piña coladas or any other mixed drink concoction before the Memorial Day holiday weekend arrives. Read more.

Elderly, ill constitute far majority of COVID-19 deaths in PA, says state

The far majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Pennsylvania have been in older people and, particularly, those with pre-existing illnesses. The state Department of Health on Monday released its first weekly report with a breakdown of data from deaths attributed to COVID-19. Read more.

Why isn’t Dauphin County in the yellow phase of Wolf’s reopening plan? What the state, 2 commissioners, and the numbers say

Dauphin County will not yet move into the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus reopening plan, even if neighboring counties like Cumberland and York are among the 12 new ones that are allowed to do so next Friday. Read more.

HEROES Act Passes House; Omits $2,000 Recurring Stimulus Checks And Other Notable Items

Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, by a vote of 208-199. Read more.

Some Lebanon shops open after county moves itself to yellow phase

One county in our region has moved to the yellow phase in reopening without the governor's permission. That one being Lebanon County. CBS 21 spoke with business owners who decided to open up shop. Closed shops are an all too familiar sight nowadays because of the coronavirus. Read more.

PA Dept. of Labor & Industry launches program for people who exhaust unemployment benefits

In a release on Sunday, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced the launch of Pennsylvania's Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. Read more.