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.
UPMC develops potential vaccine for COVID-19
UPMC physicians held a press conference to discuss the development of a potential vaccine for COVID-19. Learn more.
Insurance Department Warns Against In-Person Sales After Governor’s Order Closing All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman today cautioned Pennsylvania’s insurance licensees that in-person sales and brokerage are prohibited by Governor Wolf’s order closing all non-life sustaining businesses in the Commonwealth to slow the spread COVID-19. Read more.
Event: Medicare 101
Take advantage of this time at home by learning a new line of business. Join us for a webinar on April 8th at 10am EST for a Medicare 101 presentation. Register now.
Event: Keys to Life Insurance Social Distance Selling
The life insurance industry is a relationship-driven business, but with the recent Coronavirus pandemic, our ability to see and visit clients has been prohibited in many areas. This is forcing us to make drastic changes in the way we do business. Join us for a webinar on April 13th at 10am EST where we will provide you the keys to selling life insurance over the phone. Register now.
Tips to boost sales during COVID-19
Don’t let the COVID-19 quarantine shut down your annuity and single premium life sales! Here are some key talking points for your existing clients and prospects. Read more.
Event: HSAs in a Time of Crisis
HSAs, now more than ever, are a key component of managing health and financial challenges. The global pandemic will have far-reaching ramifications for American employers and their employees. The longest-lasting damage is likely to be economic, with many companies struggling to move forward and employees adapting to the “new normal”. Read more.
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Read more.
Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – April 2
Governor Wolf has issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order for all counties in Pennsylvania in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19. Read more.
UPMC Health Plan FAQ Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As part of one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation, UPMC Health Plan is committed to doing everything we can to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect our members who are affected by it. Read more.
Capital BlueCross: COVID-19 Guidance for Employer Groups
As you continue to support your clients’ needs through the COVID-19 outbreak, we want you to know that the health, safety, and well-being of our employer group customers and members are our foremost concerns. Read more.
UPMC Health Plan COVID-19 Guidance for Employer Groups
We recognize the concern and uncertainty you may feel regarding COVID-19, and we want you to know that the health and well-being of all of our clients and members is of paramount importance to us. Read more.
Highmark Update: Highmark Distribution Administration’s Weekly COVID-19 Update: March 27, 2020 Edition
With COVID-19 information changing daily, even hourly, we understand you are getting a lot of emails from multiple sources. We want to make sure you have all of the information you need from the Highmark Distribution Team in a single point of reference, so that you can easily refer to it when servicing our mutual clients. Read more.
Harrisburg mayor speaks about grant program in the works for small businesses
Small businesses in Harrisburg struggling because of the coronavirus oubtreak may soon have help on the way. Read more.
Aetna | Updated: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Small Group ACA, AFA and 51-100
Aetna is mindful of the many challenges our small business customers and their employees are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are experiencing slower sales, reductions in hours, layoffs and more. Read more.
Geisinger Health Plan | What you need to know about group coverage
We know that you may have a lot of questions around COVID-19, and we want you to know that the health and well-being of all of our members is our top priority at this time. Rest assured, Geisinger Health Plan is prepared to support you throughout this pandemic. Read more.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. Read more.
Highmark Update: Frequently Asked Questions for Clients; and Helpful Resources for Employers
We know our mutual clients are reaching out to you with questions about how members can seek care during the COVID-19 crisis. 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.
Federal and State WARN Act Notice Requirements and COVID-19
The sudden and dramatic effects of COVID-19 in the United States have left employers grappling with unprecedented lockdown orders from state and local governments, in addition to government-mandated closures of certain businesses and establishments. Read more.
Aetna AFA: COVID-19 FAQ
Aetna is mindful of the many challenges our small business customers and their employees are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Highmark Continuity of Coverage and Employer: Options for Our Customers
We know that things are changing quickly right now, including your workplace. Many employers are placing employees on furlough or part-time status due to social distancing guidelines, and we want to ensure that your employees continue to have access to the care and help they need. Read more.
Highmark Update: ‘Continuity of Coverage and Employer Options’ for Fully-Insured and ASO Customers in Response to COVID-19
We recognize that this is a period of disruption that may affect many of our customers, and some employers may be placing employees on furlough or part-time status due to the social distancing strategy in response to COVID-19. Read more.
AIG Life US - COVID-19 Underwriting Update
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, AIG remains focused on protecting the health and safety of our colleagues and those around us, as well as continuing to serve clients, policyholders, business partners and other stakeholders. Read more.
Transamerica COVID-19 Business Update
These are unusual times, and we certainly hope you're taking care of yourself, your loved ones, and your business. Read more.
Gerber Life's remote capabilities to sell life insurance amidst Coronavirus fears
The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is being felt on many levels. As we continue to monitor the developments around this illness, we understand the impact it can have on your clients, especially your elderly clients, making them fearful of external in-person contact. Read more.
North American | COVID-19 Updates: Flexibility & resources to help your business
As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our country, we want to ensure we’re providing you the flexibility and resources you need to continue to run your business and protect clients. Read more.
Gerber Life | You can still make sales even if you're home because of COVID-19
These are unique and challenging times. With so many people confined to their home because of COVID-19, you may be thinking about alternate ways to do business. Read more.
Legal & General | COVID-19 underwriting guidance
The State Department has issued an unprecedented Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory at a worldwide level. A "Reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19," statement has recently been added to the Department's website. Read more.
Royal Neighbors | COVID-19 Update
At Royal Neighbors, our highest priority is always the health and well-being of our members, employees, and communities. Read more.
ExamOne | March 27: COVID-19 service provider update
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are committed to keeping you and your applicants informed. You will find the most recent updates highlighted below. Read more.
Don't let Coronavirus shut you down
With everything that is going on with the Coronavirus, you may have people that are reluctant to meet with you; or, you might be forced to shut down your business for a few weeks waiting it out. We have a contingency plan in place that will allow you to keep your business going... Tele-sales! Read more.
SBLI Term Offers a Guaranteed No Exam Process for All Risks
As you've seen in recent news coverage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness referred to as the coronavirus or COVID-19. Read more.
Ameritas helps you do business remotely
Financial services has historically been an in-person business, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak we all need to adapt to other methods. Read more.
Transamerica: Simple, Speedy, Seamless Final Exp with e-apps ages 0-85
In today’s fast-paced world, we are constantly looking for ways to simplify our lives, provide our clients with speedy service, and to do it all seamlessly. Read more.
Banner Life | Working remotely? We can help make it easier
Legal & General America has solutions that let agencies submit and process applications, and deliver policies, all without using paper. Read more.
North American Newsletter
Given the evolving status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that North American is committed to serving the best interests of our financial professionals and policyowners. Read more.
Assurity | Can’t sit down face to face with your clients right now? We can help.
Today’s challenges are making many people rethink how they approach customers. Read more.
Banner Life | Paperless E-Delivery Options to help keep your business moving
Take advantage of Legal & General America's online tools and digital processes that can help you navigate the current situation. Read more.
Banner Life | COVID-19 coronavirus response
As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to dominate news cycles, senior leaders at Legal & General America have been monitoring the developing situation. Read more.
Foresters | Non face-to-face appointments
We understand that there are situations where a non face-to-face approach is needed. We have created guidelines to support Foresters non face-to-face approach. Read more.
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.
Aetna UPDATE: Retraction of recent SEP communication
On March 30, we received additional feedback from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about special election period (SEP) messaging related to COVID-19. As a result, we are retracting our recent communication titled “SEP opportunity may be available to Medicare beneficiaries impacted by the COVID-19 major disaster.” Read more.
UnitedHealthcare is Waiving Cost-sharing for COVID-19
UnitedHealthcare is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. This policy applies to Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans. Read more.
UPMC REMINDER: Working your leads safely
We know it has become more challenging to work your leads during this time. We are here and ready to help! Your clients’ and our members’ safety—as well as yours—is our highest priority. Read more.
WellCare: Retraction: Declared Special Enrollment Period: COVID-19
Please disregard the previous communication, sent on 3/27/2020, announcing a Special Enrollment Period due to COVID-19. Read more.
Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Highmark Updates: COVID-19 Enrollment Options
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want to provide you with some additional options for completing and submitting enrollment applications. We have updated the guidelines below to remove any time restrictions (with the exception of the SOA guidelines) and added an option for telephonic enrollment. Read more.
Cigna Waives Customer Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Treatment
Cigna announced today that it is: waiving customer cost-sharing for all COVID-19 treatments through May 31, 2020; partnering with Buoy Health to provide a free, web-based interactive triage tool that assesses COVID-19 risk and will be available at Cigna.com; deploying hundreds of Cigna doctors and nurse practitioners to join the team of health care professionals at MDLIVE. Read more.
COVID-19 resources | SEP opportunity | PCP changes | e-kits | HealthHUBs | Direct-mail marketing materials
CMS provides a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals affected by a major disaster who need to enroll in, disenroll from or switch Medicare health or prescription drug plans and have missed another enrollment period due to the major disaster. Read more.