Coronavirus Resource Update 4/9/20

By | April 6, 2020
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We’ve added a new, uplifting category to this blog – From Our Family to Yours. Below the news and resources, you’ll find a growing list of interesting and educational links that our Wells Media family is sharing with you and yours. Please enjoy these and send along your own recommendations!

Insurance Journal continues to cover many aspects of COVID-19 as it impacts the industry and will continue to alert you to the latest reports available. The following is an updated list of articles and resources available to you across our sites that relate to the work you do every day.

Please continue to adhere to recommended behaviors, remain abreast of the facts in order to make rational decisions about travel and public gatherings, and visit the CDC update, as well as your own state level reporting for updates on testing conducted outside of the CDC. For additional updates you can now visit our CORVID19 topic page here.

Top News Stories

Amazon Tests Hospital Workplace Safety Idea With Disinfectant Fog at Warehouse

Canada’s Insurers to Cut Auto Premiums as Drivers Stay Home During COVID-19 Crisis

PartnerRe’s Parent EXOR Vows to Go Ahead with Deals Despite Pandemic

Progressive, Travelers, USAA Latest to Offer Insureds Discounts, Other Accommodations

California’s Workers’ Comp Bureau Will Skip Mid-Year Filing Due to COVID-19

How Acceptance Insurance of Tennessee Is Responding to Crisis

South Dakota’s Noem Allows Businesses to Stay Open but Backs Limit on Group Size

Little Rock, Arkansas, Bans Vehicle Caravans During Outbreak

Uncertainty Is the Only Certainty’ When it Comes to Pandemic Modeling

How Agencies Can Manage Employees Working from Home During Coronavirus Crisis

Litigation Builds Against Insurers Over Coronavirus Business Interruption

On Research & Trends:

We’ve added the topic tag Coronavirus where you can quickly access the most recently published reports.

NEW! Business Interruption and the Coronavirus: Things to Know Editorial Webinar now available on demand.

Coronavirus: Safety Measures For Businesses Forced To Temporarily Close Their Premises

Update 4/7: Survey of State Insurance Department COVID-19 Regulatory Actions

Advice: Why Managing Your Cash Flow is Critical Right Now, by UMASSFive College Credit Union & Liberty Bank

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 63, by the World Health Organization, offers the global update as of 3/23/20.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

COVID-19 Corporate Communications Best Practice Guide, provided by North 6th Agency, offers tips on how best to communicate with your employees and customers about the virus. It also includes a communications checklist.

The Beige Book March 2020, The Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. Though no mention of the COVID -19 appeared in the January 2020 report, the virus is mentioned 48 times throughout this March 2020 report, suggesting its growing impact on travel, tourism, supply chain, oil & gas prices and more.

COVID-19 Outbreak’s Impact on Global High-Tech Industry, this brief shares TrendForce’s investigations of key component and other downstream technology industries, under the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the latest data as of February 14, 2020.

The Insurance Impacts of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, provided by Crawford & Co, examines the impact of the Novel Coronavirus on businesses and offers practical advice for navigating complex outbreak claims.


How Insurers Are Responding to Increased Cyber Crime in the Coronavirus Pandemic Insurance Journal’s Elizabeth Blosfield recently spoke with Lisa Lindsay, executive director of Private Risk Management Association, and Darren McGraw, president of Mechelsen Private Client, about the rise in cyber crime in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

What Florida Insurance Agents Need to Know During the Coronavirus, Amy O’Connor, Southeast Editor, spoke with president of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) Jeff Grady about what Florida agents needs to know during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Coronavirus and Its Impact on the Insurance Industry, offers advice about insurance coverage for pandemics in this interview with Paul White, Partner Wilson Elser.


Coronavirus and the CGL

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Does Business Income Respond?

Coronavirus and the Auto Exposure

Other Insurance Resources:

Academy of Insurance: Coronavirus and Other Diseases Part 2: Personal Lines and Updates

Academy of Insurance: Coronavirus and Other Diseases: Is There Coverage

NAMIC: Insurance Uncovered: Coronavirus Special Edition

ZYWave 3/19: COVID-19 Resource Center

Marsh & McLennan 3/11: Managing the Coronavirus Outbreak’s Continuing Effects

National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) 3/10 – COVID-19 and Workers Compensation

Events Industry Council Webinar 3/6 – COVID-19: Discussion of critical insurance and legal considerations for event professionals

From Our Family to Yours:

Discovery Channel

30 Great Educational Netflix Shows

Aquarium of the Pacific

Battleship Iowa Museum

The Getty

Grammy Museum

Huntington Museum

LA Co Museum of Art

LA Natural Hist Museum

Peterson Auto Museum

Casa Romantica Gardens

StoryLine Online

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cam

San Diego Zoo Live Cam

Khan Academy

Scholastic Learn At Home

Go Noodle

National Geographic

Splash Learn

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Stay well and stay connected – Pam Simpson

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