COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | June 26th

  • Event: 6/26 COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • IRS Announces Blanket Relief For Unwanted 2020 RMD’s
  • The SECURE and CARES Acts Impact on Your Clients
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources
  • PA Health Insurance Exchange Licensed Health Producer Pre-Registration

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | June 19th

  • Event: 6/19 COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • New research indicates 1 in 5 Harrisburg residents could have coronavirus
  • The SECURE and CARES Acts Impact on Your Clients
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | June 12th

  • Event: 6/12 COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • COVID-19 Prompts Congress to Discuss Liability Protection Legislation
  • WHO clarifies comments on asymptomatic spread of coronavirus: 'There's much unknown'
  • 12 Bucks Co. COVID-19 cases linked to house gathering in Cape May County
  • Almost one-third of new Pa. coronavirus cases in Dauphin, Lancaster, York and Lebanon counties
  • PA legislature passes resolution to end shutdown but Wolf’s office says that won’t happen
  • Gov. Wolf Announces $225 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
  • The SECURE and CARES Acts Impact on Your Clients
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | June 5th

  • Event: 6/5 COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – June 1
  • Bravo Group | Covid-19 Update
  • The latest issue of Connect with Capital
  • Senate approves House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill
  • First human trial of potential antibody treatment for Covid-19 begins
  • If More Stimulus Money Comes, Here's How Much You Might Get
  • State reports fewest new COVID-19 infections in more than two months
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Likely to Skyrocket Thanks to New Legal Presumptions of COVID-19 Infection
  • Here's the Under-the-Radar Biotech That Could Beat Moderna at Its Own Game
  • House Passes PPP Loan Forgiveness Bill, Treasury Issues Harsh Forgiveness Regulations—What You Need To Know
  • Gov. Tom Wolf Announces Most Of The Pittsburgh Area Will Move To 'Green' Next Week
  • A Second Stimulus Bill Has Reached the Senate: Here Are 3 Reasons It Won't Pass
  • McConnell and Pelosi's next battle: How to help the 40 million unemployed
  • Cigna | Special circumstances available for eligible individuals affected by COVID-19
  • The SECURE and CARES Acts Impact on Your Clients
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 29th

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • The SECURE and CARES Acts Impact on Your Clients
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources
  • Scammers targeting Pennsylvania's unemployment system
  • A third of daycares in PA could close for good. They told Harrisburg $106M in the CARES Act isn’t enough
  • Gov. Wolf Issues Green Phase Order, Guidance on Dining and Professional Sports
  • Gov. Tom Wolf Allows Outdoor Dining At Restaurants In The ‘Yellow’ Phase, Starting June 5
  • Pennsylvania governor makes an announcement that impacts the Eagles
  • McConnell: Talking about fifth coronavirus bill 'in the next month or so'
  • 6/1 Webinar: The Rising Tsunami of COVID-19 Employment Claims: The Claims, the Defenses and How to Prepare
  • Bravo Group | PA COVID-19 Update
  • APPS is OPEN for Business!
  • Pacific Life | Field News Monthly – Better tools for you to get the job done!
  • Legal & General COVID-19 and Business Updates: New TIAA, Exam Substitutions and Digital Application
  • Highmark | Don’t stress about prescriptions.

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The SECURE & CARES Acts Impact on Your Clients

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act became effective January 1, 2020. Just three months later, the Act was pushed to the back burner by the Coronavirus pandemic prompting a second piece of legislation to be adopted, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. With all the panic that has hit our country in such a short time frame a quick summary of the major changes is in order.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Covid-19 Business Guidance

The virus that causes the Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to safeguard public health and safety. COVID-19 can be transmitted from infected individuals even if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are mild, such as a cough. It can also be spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. This guidance document addresses the procedures businesses must follow to limit the spread of COVID-19 to the extent they are permitted to conduct in-person operations. As discussed more fully below, businesses operating in counties designed as in the Red Phase or Yellow Phase, are subject to this guidance. In counties designated as in the Green Phase, the orders underlying this guidance will be lifted, and businesses will no longer be required to follow this guidance.

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How the 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.

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COVID-19 Carrier Summary

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 8th

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Everything you need to record your own COVID-19 webinar
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources
  • 10 Considerations for Implementing Back-to-Work Programs Following COVID-19
  • Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – May 4
  • Foresters | Effective May 9, 2020
  • Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Individuals Affected by a FEMA-Declared Weather-Related Emergency or Other Major Disaster: Applicable for COVID-19
  • 5/12 Live Top Agent Panel: Medicare Marketing & Sales
  • MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | May 1st

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Everything you need to record your own COVID-19 webinar
  • Annuity Virtual Sales Resources
  • #PAStartsUpSafely: A Framework to Gradually and Safely Reopen the State Economy
  • Pennsylvania businesses take fight against governor's coronavirus executive order to Supreme Court
  • Gov. Wolf's plan to reopen PA by regions draws criticism from Lancaster Co. leaders
  • Governor Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health
  • Feds to Pause Many Benefits Action Periods Till After Outbreak Period Ends
  • Here’s what happens in each of Pennsylvania’s reopening phases
  • McConnell dangles aid to states — with a catch
  • Federal Agencies Continue Releasing COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
  • COVID-19 Fighters' Tracking Map Continues to Clear
  • Protective Life | Keeping you informed: Your business and COVID-19
  • ExamOne | COVID-19 antibody test available soon for life insurers
  • Cincinnati Life Underwriting changes
  • Highmark Senior Markets COVID-19 Updates
  • WellCare: New Enrollment Process - DocuSign Paperless Enrollment
  • CMS Announcement May Create More Medicare Advantage Opportunities for Home Care Providers
  • Putting Off Health Care: 31% Of All Americans Delay Trips To Doctors; More Than 50% Of Seniors Cancel Appointments
  • How to become a top Medicare producer
  • Tips to sell Medicare successfully during COVID-19 and beyond
  • MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | April 17th

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Event: Keys to Life Insurance Social Distance Selling
  • Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Guidance for County Emergency Behavioral Health/Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Teams (EBH/DCORT)
  • How to claim exemptions for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Navigating COVID-19: A Quick Reference Guide for Businesses
  • Coronavirus Wage-and-Hour Work Time Implications: New DOL Guidance Regarding the Do's and Don'ts of Compensating Employees
  • As U.S. unemployment spikes, feds extend benefits by three months
  • Gov. Wolf: Health Sec. Signs Order Providing Building Safety Measures to Combat COVID-19
  • Capital BlueCross: COVID-19 Guidance for Employer Groups
  • COVID-19 Employee Rights Notice
  • AIG COVID-19 updates
  • Pacific Life - Postponing cases for age 71+ and substandard table 4 and higher until further notice
  • MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101
  • Advanced Markets, Explained: How the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act affects you and your clients
  • Tips to boost sales during COVID-19

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | April 24th

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Everything you need to record your own COVID-19 webinar
  • Aetna | NEW: Phone From Home Enrollment Option
  • Event: How to become a top Medicare producer
  • Tips to sell Medicare successfully during COVID-19 and beyond
  • MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101
  • Was A $2,000 Per Month Stimulus Check Included In The $484 Billion Senate Bill?
  • Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf Says State Will Start Gradually Reopening On May 8
  • Five Things Every Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Should Do After Receiving A Loan
  • Foresters | New! Temporary Certificate e-Delivery
  • Protective | Keeping you informed: Your business and COVID-19
  • Royal Neighbors | COVID-19 Update - Product Changes
  • Update to SBLI’s Response to COVID-19
  • ExamOne | April 17: COVID-19 service provider update

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | April 9th

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • Event: Keys to Life Insurance Social Distance Selling
  • Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Guidance for County Emergency Behavioral Health/Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Teams (EBH/DCORT)
  • How to claim exemptions for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Navigating COVID-19: A Quick Reference Guide for Businesses
  • Coronavirus Wage-and-Hour Work Time Implications: New DOL Guidance Regarding the Do's and Don'ts of Compensating Employees
  • As U.S. unemployment spikes, feds extend benefits by three months
  • Gov. Wolf: Health Sec. Signs Order Providing Building Safety Measures to Combat COVID-19
  • Capital BlueCross: COVID-19 Guidance for Employer Groups
  • COVID-19 Employee Rights Notice
  • AIG COVID-19 updates
  • Pacific Life - Postponing cases for age 71+ and substandard table 4 and higher until further notice
  • MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101
  • Advanced Markets, Explained: How the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act affects you and your clients
  • Tips to boost sales during COVID-19

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COVID-19 Insurance News from URL | April 3rd

  • Event: COVID-19 Insurance News Update Webinar
  • COVID-19 Insurance News
  • UPMC develops potential vaccine for COVID-19
  • Insurance Department Warns Against In-Person Sales After Governor’s Order Closing All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses
  • Event: Medicare 101
  • Event: Keys to Life Insurance Social Distance Selling
  • Tips to boost sales during COVID-19
  • Event: HSAs in a Time of Crisis
  • Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
  • Senator DiSanto’s Latest COVID-19 Update – April 2
  • UPMC Health Plan FAQ Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Capital BlueCross: COVID-19 Guidance for Employer Groups
  • UPMC Health Plan COVID-19 Guidance for Employer Groups
  • Highmark Update: Highmark Distribution Administration’s Weekly COVID-19 Update: March 27, 2020 Edition
  • Harrisburg mayor speaks about grant program in the works for small businesses
  • Aetna | Updated: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Small Group ACA, AFA and 51-100
  • Geisinger Health Plan | What you need to know about group coverage
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
  • Highmark Update: Frequently Asked Questions for Clients; and Helpful Resources for Employers
  • COVID-19 Employee Rights Notice
  • Federal and State WARN Act Notice Requirements and COVID-19
  • Aetna AFA: COVID-19 FAQ
  • Highmark Continuity of Coverage and Employer: Options for Our Customers
  • Highmark Update: ‘Continuity of Coverage and Employer Options’ for Fully-Insured and ASO Customers in Response to COVID-19
  • AIG Life US - COVID-19 Underwriting Update
  • Transamerica COVID-19 Business Update
  • Gerber Life's remote capabilities to sell life insurance amidst Coronavirus fears
  • North American | COVID-19 Updates: Flexibility & resources to help your business
  • Gerber Life | You can still make sales even if you're home because of COVID-19
  • Legal & General | COVID-19 underwriting guidance
  • Royal Neighbors | COVID-19 Update
  • ExamOne | March 27: COVID-19 service provider update
  • Don't let Coronavirus shut you down
  • SBLI Term Offers a Guaranteed No Exam Process for All Risks
  • Ameritas helps you do business remotely
  • Transamerica: Simple, Speedy, Seamless Final Exp with e-apps ages 0-85
  • Banner Life | Working remotely? We can help make it easier
  • North American Newsletter
  • Assurity | Can’t sit down face to face with your clients right now? We can help.
  • Banner Life | Paperless E-Delivery Options to help keep your business moving
  • Banner Life | COVID-19 coronavirus response
  • Foresters | Non face-to-face appointments
  • MedicareNow! Tele-Sales 101
  • Aetna UPDATE: Retraction of recent SEP communication
  • UnitedHealthcare is Waiving Cost-sharing for COVID-19
  • UPMC REMINDER: Working your leads safely
  • WellCare: Retraction: Declared Special Enrollment Period: COVID-19
  • Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Highmark Updates: COVID-19 Enrollment Options
  • Cigna Waives Customer Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Treatment
  • COVID-19 resources | SEP opportunity | PCP changes | e-kits | HealthHUBs | Direct-mail marketing materials

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