COVID-19 Insurance News

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

Health Reform News
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Medicare News

 

Webinars

COVID-19 Insurance News Update
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.
COVID-19 Life Insurance Sales Toolkit
We are all feeling the impact of COVID-19. We provide you with the tools needed to survive and thrive during these uncertain times. Learn how to serve your current clients, grow your revenue, and marketing assurances during uncertainty.
How will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus package benefit employers and employees?
Take a look at the provisions within the Coronavirus COVID-19 stimulus package and how they may provide relief.
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. Discover the keys to life insurance over the phone.
MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101
Do you have the ability to run a Medicare appointment and enrollment over the phone? Now is the perfect time to try virtual appointments and our enrollment platform, MedicareNow! makes it easier than ever before. Watch a live tele-sales demo and get answers to your questions.

 

Resources

Advanced Markets, Explained: How the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act affects you and your clients
This document explains who is eligible for the stimulus checks, how this impacts unemployment insurance, if it changes retirement plans, and how this helps the state of your business.
COVID-19 Carrier Summary
Find out how lay offs and employee changes will affect your insurance coverage.
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.
Employer Exemptions to the Families First Coronavirus Stimulus Package
How employers can claim exemptions from the emergency paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave in the families first coronavirus stimulus package.
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.
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.
Modified Adjusted Gross Income under the Affordable Care Act
Under the Affordable Care Act, eligibility for income-based Medicaid1 and subsidized health insurance through the Marketplaces is calculated using a household’s Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI). The Affordable Care Act definition of MAGI under the Internal Revenue Code2 and federal Medicaid regulations3 is shown below. For most individuals who apply for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, MAGI is equal to Adjusted Gross Income. This document summarizes relevant federal regulations; it is not personalized tax or legal advice. Consult the Health Insurance Marketplace for your state, your local Medicaid agency, or a legal or tax advisor for assistance in determining your MAGI.

 

COVID-19 Insurance News Archive

COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 22nd

COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 22nd

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Legal & General COVID-19 and Business Updates: New TIAA, Exam Substitutions and Digital Application
  • Royal Neighbors of America COVID-19 Update - Jet Term & Whole Life Changes
  • Foresters | Effective May 9, 2020
  • UPMC UPDATE – In-Person Sales Appointments
  • WellCare: Temporary Telephonic Enrollment Option
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources
  • PrimePay Update - IRS Addresses Challenges of Health Plan Participants
  • Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – May 18
  • Where are Pennsylvania’s 64,412 coronavirus cases? May 20 map, county-by-county breakdown
  • McConnell vows end to enhanced unemployment benefits
  • Gov. Tom Wolf Allowing The Real Estate Industry To Restart Some In-Person Business
  • Gov. Wolf signals he plans to sign bill allowing taverns, restaurants and hotel bars to sell mixed drinks to go
  • Elderly, ill constitute far majority of COVID-19 deaths in PA, says state
  • Why isn’t Dauphin County in the yellow phase of Wolf’s reopening plan? What the state, 2 commissioners, and the numbers say
  • HEROES Act Passes House; Omits $2,000 Recurring Stimulus Checks And Other Notable Items
  • Some Lebanon shops open after county moves itself to yellow phase
  • PA Dept. of Labor & Industry launches program for people who exhaust unemployment benefits

COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 15th

COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 15th

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Pandemic Induced Class Actions Taking Hold Across the U.S.
  • Bravo Group PA COVID-19 Update
  • Guidance For Businesses Permitted To Operate During The Covid-19 Disaster Emergency To Ensure The Safety And Health Of Employees And The Public
  • Pennsylvania Receives $523 Million in One-Time Federal Emergency Funds to Support Schools
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Opens Criminal Investigation Into Nursing Homes
  • Dauphin County commissioners back off plan to jump ahead of state’s pandemic reopening schedule
  • House Democrats unveil massive new coronavirus relief bill ahead of Friday vote
  • Pennsylvania state senator calls for resignation of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine
  • Secretary Of Labor Industry Announces Self Employed And Others Can Now File For Backdated Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits
  • Reporter Update: Lawrenceville Business Owners Prepping For 'Yellow Phase'
  • Southwestern Pa. Prepares To Move Into The ‘Yellow’ Phase And Begin Easing Coronavirus Restrictions
  • 10 Considerations for Implementing Back-to-Work Programs Following COVID-19
  • Foresters | Effective May 9, 2020
  • UPMC UPDATE: Telephonic Scope of Appointment is Ready!
  • Cigna Offers Online Enrollment
  • Top Agent Panel: Medicare Marketing & Sales
  • How to become a top Medicare producer
  • Tips to sell Medicare successfully during COVID-19 and beyond
  • MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources

COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 8th

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