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IIAW's COVID-19 Resource Center
Last Updated: August 10, 2020

The IIAW is committed to providing resources to help member and non-member agencies respond to customers, manage their internal operations and stay educated. We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19 and provide updates accordingly.

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DoWNLOAD GUIDE TO REOPENING YOUR Agency
Member Login Required, Contact evan@iiaw.com if you have any questions. 

LATEST NEWS, ARTICLES & INFORMATION
(The latest news, articles and important information will be posted here and then the following day moved to the appropriate section below)

Governor Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide (July 30, 2020)

  • Starting August 1, agents are strongly encouraged to post signs, such as the one below, on all entrances to their business in order to notify clients and visitors that they must wear a mask to enter. The sign should tell the visitor to wear a mask and reference the emergency order issued by Governor Evers.

           Agency Sign Must Wear a Mask                                  Evers Mask Mandate

             Download Flyer Here                       Download Flyer Here

Godfrey & Kahn: Evers Issues Statewide Mask Order for Wisconsin  (July 30, 2020) 

Bring your COVID-19 questions to weekly HR Q&A sessions on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET, which will be hosted on Facebook Live by Big "I" Hires" featuring Affinity HR Group. The Q&A sessions continue to take place every week and provide an opportunity to ask HR experts your questions on how your agency should be tailoring its workplace to the complications created by the coronavirus pandemic. Tune in to the Big "I" Facebook page here! Also, reference the Facebook video archive for past weeks' sessions.

Watch Now: Revised CDC Guidelines for Employees with COVID-19: HR Minute with Affinity HR Group

 

This section includes a variety of tools and resources for your agency to implement and use as you begin to reopen your agency. Between internal communications, working remote policies, notices and guides, you can find everything you need here.                          

Insurance Related Legislation (Including Worker's Compensation) & Executive Orders

 COVID-19 Regulatory and Legislative Compendium (Master List)


 Notice to Insurers, Summary of Federal Laws Establishing COVID-19 Requirements (May 19, 2020)

Worker's Compensation Legislation and Executive Orders 
(News about worker's compensation regulations and orders will be monitored and updated)
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know FAQ (April 15, 2020)
NCCI - COVID-19 and Workers Compensation Resource Center (New Information posted as of 4/21/2020)


Wisconsin
WCRB - Proceedings of the WCRB Governing Board COVID-19 Manual and Coding Changes
Bill Signed Into Law (COVID-19 Relief Package - Passed by the State Assembly on 4/14/2020, Passed the Senate on 4/15/2020 and Signed Into Law Shortly After)
Letter to Wisconsin Legislature from the IIAW and Other Organizations Regarding COVID-19 Provision
IIAW Alert: WI State Assembly Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill
Evers Signs Coronavirus Relief Package Into Law (April 15, 2020)
2019 Wisconsin Act 185 Provisions Impact by Expiration of Public Health Executive Order 72 (State of Emergency) (May 7. 2020)
Governor Evers Announces Another Turn of the Dial for Wisconsin Businesses (May 11, 2020)
Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million We're All In Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin's Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices (May 18, 2020)


Worker's Compensation
This bill provides that, for the purposes of worker's compensation, an injury caused to a "first responder", during any public health emergency declared by the governor on March 12, 2020, by executive order 72 and ending 30 days after the termination of the order, is presumed to be caused by the individual's employment. The presumption requires a diagnosis or positive test for COVID-19, the employee must have been exposed to persons with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the course of employment, and the presumption may be rebutted by specific evidence that the injury was caused outside of employment.

Tax Conformity for Small Business Loans
This proposal also will conform state law to federal law regarding the treatment of paycheck protection loans to business and employees under the small business administration's loan guarantee program for the period of time from February 15, 2020 through June 30, 2020. A ortion of the loans may be forgiven on a tax-free basis under certain conditions.

Civil Immunity
There is also civil immunity from liability throughout for healthcare workers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, charitable organizations and manufacturers that provide supplies and medical equipment for COVID-19.


Illinois

Emergency Amendment (Repealed)
Repeal of Emergency Amendment - Additional Source
The IWCC repealed the emergency amendment for worker's compensation that lowered the burden of proof for worker's compensation claims and made the assumption that essential workers who contracted COVID-19, contracted it on the job. 


Minnesota
New Bill (Currently in Effect)
Bill FAQ
This new bill in Minnesota that workers' compensation will cover first responders, healthcare workers/providers and those required to provide child care to first responders and healthcare workers who contract COVID-19. There are certain requirements for coverage listed in the links above.

Iowa
No legislation proposed and no executive orders. The state is recommending filing a Workers' Compensation claim if an employee contracts COVID-19. The Iowa Federation of Labor is calling for Gov. Kim Reynolds to take action. 

Michigan
Executive Order(Currently in Effect)
First responders and any individuals working in a healthcare facility or agency is presumed to have contracted COVID-19 in and out of the course of employment. Individuals that  are directed to be quarantined by their employer due to confirmed or suspected exposure to COVID-19 are also covered under workers' compensation.

This section includes a summary of what Wisconsin and the surrounding states are doing in terms of Worker's Compensation legislation and executive orders due to COVID-19. Some states are expanding worker's compensation coverage.

Read U.S. Dept. of Treasury Press Release including Terms and Conditions of the program
CARES Act Small Business Interruption Loans Calculator (April 2, 2020)
Updated Form!  The Paycheck Protection Program Application (April 3, 2020)
Paycheck Protection Program Information Fact Sheet for Borrowers (April 3, 2020)
Paycheck Protection Program Loans FAQs (April 6, 2020)
SBA Guidance Clarifies "Eligibility" and "Payroll Costs" Under the Paycheck Protection Program (April 8, 2020)
WBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide (April 23, 2020)
SBA Issues PPP Guidance on Laid-Off Employees Who Refuse to be Rehired (May 4, 2020)
5 NEW FAQs Added to Paycheck Protection Program FAQ  - Employees who refuse to be rehired, seasonal employers, nonprofits, extension of safe harbor repayment date and employees of foreign and U.S. affiliates (Questions 40 to 44)

SBA Updates PPP FAQ Document - Q46: Good-Faith Certification Concerning Necessity of Loan Request
Treasury Says Paycheck Protection Program Loans Below $2 Million Typically Won't Face Audits (May 14, 2020)
Senate Passes Changes to Small Business PPP Loan Program (June 3, 2020)

The Paycheck Protection Program is specifically designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed. Visit SBA.gov/Coronavirus for more information on the Paycheck Protection Program.

 3 CARES Act Options for Economic Relief
(Click to Download)
    The Paycheck Protection Program
(Click to Download)
        Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
(Click to Download)
5 Things Your Business Should Do      Payment Protection Program
        EIDL


CARES ACT- SBA Financing (Loans/Grants
)
IIABA and IIAW's Banking Partner Insurbanc, is recognized as a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the highest bank designation, awarded to top-tier lenders.

InsurBanc is prepared to work with eligible insurance agencies to obtain the emergency financing offered through the Paycheck Protection Program. This program is designed to help cover your short term operating expenses so you can remain open and keep our local economies and the insurance industry thriving.

To get started, visit  www.insurbanc.com/sba and click “Get Started”. One of InsurBanc’s commercial loan officers will reach out to you as soon as the SBA announces the application and processing procedures.

Insurance agencies interested in obtaining emergency financing offered through the Paycheck Protection Program may also click HERE to search for the nearest, local SBA approved financial institution.  Additional Information under the CARES ACT Information Tab below. 

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (May 15, 2020)

Information on Applying for Small Business Disaster Loans

Small Business Administration: Three Step Loan Process and How to Apply (March 22, 2020)
SBA: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Small Business Information Webinar
SBA: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Small Business Information Webinar
Step-by-step Guide: How to apply for SBA Disaster Loans (March 23, 2020)
The Paycheck Protection Program is specifically designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed. The Disaster Loans (economic injury disaster loans) are designed to provide owrking capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Learn more about these financial resources in the section above.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Information
After some last minute hiccups which caused a slight delay, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by a vote of 96-0.  The House of Representatives passed the legislation unanimously on a voice vote on March 27, 2020. The President signed it into law on the 27th. 

The $2 Trillion relief package is the largest of its kind in American history.  Download the memo below outlining its impact on Big “I” members and clients. More details will be made available as the legislation is implemented by Federal and State authorities.

This information is important to review so that your agency may take advantage of the assistance (loans/grants) available. It is also important for you to share with your clients. It is recommended that you share this with you clients and let them know these stimulus programs have been established to help businesses continue to operate or get back to being operational. 

Information from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury on The Paycheck Protection Program

Click HERE to download IIABA's How the CARES Act Impacts Big I Members and Their Clients (Share with Clients- March 27, 2020)
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (Share with Clients- March 27, 2020)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Summary and Information (Share with Clients- March 30, 2020)
CARES Act Expands and Extends Jobless Benefits (March 27, 2020)
CARES Act Increases Access to Bankruptcy Relief for Small Businesses (March 27, 2020)
CARES Act: Impact of Revised Net Operating Loss Rules in M&A Transactions (May 12, 2020)
 

CARES Act Graphic

Click the image above to open the full-size graphic, then right-click and save image to your computer and share on your agency's social media page.

Click Here to Download a CARES Act Letter to Share with Clients 
The CARES Act is a $2 trillion relief package, the largest of its kind in American history. View resources on how this relief bill will impact you, your insureds and other businesses. You may be eligible to take advantage of the assistance (loans/grants) available. This information is also important to share with your clients and includes a graph, letter and more for your agency to use as it would like.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Download the FFCRA Poster (below) that must be displayed and distributed (emailed) to your employees. Please feel free to share this guidance and the poster with your clients. 

Click HERE to download FFCRA Employee Rights poster/flyer from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The FFCRA or Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. This act requires all employers with less than 500 employees to display and distribute a flyer from the US Department of Labor. Click the dropdown above to view a variety of resources including this poster, Q&A documents, a summary of the act, employer requirements and different employee rights.

Communicating to Customers

Important E&O Risk Alert

It is important for customers to understand why the coverage may be excluded or why the claim does not meet coverage guidelines. Refrain from responding to questions you may not be comfortable answering and when necessary, engage with the carrier to determine the appropriate course of action. If there is any uncertainty regarding coverage for your customer(s), follow your agency guidelines for submitting claims to the carrier or have the customer submit the claim directly. It is the carrier’s role to determine whether or not coverage exists. Properly document all conversations with the customer as well as any conversations with the carrier. Please review these updated recommendations on Business Income claims.

Communications to Share with your Clients

Click to Download E&O Risk Management and the Coronavirus (Covid-19) article on Agency Operations By Swiss RE Corporate Solutions (March 17, 2020)
Click to Download a Sample letter to use with Commercial Clients regarding Coronavirus or Covid-19 (Updated March 19, 2020)
Click to Download Internal Claim Denial Workflow Recommendations (March 26, 2020)
A FAQ document regarding business interruption insurance from OCI to share with your Customers. (March 26, 2020)
Notice to Employees About Applying for Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits Flyer (April 16, 2020)
Stronger Together - A Big "I" Resource Page to Share with Your Clients/Link on Your Website
Back to Work Whitepaper from Neilson Marketing Services
Business Continuity Whitepaper from Neilson Marketing Services
How to Make Remote Work Work Whitepaper from Neilson Marketing Services
Wisconsin Safety Council Releases 8 Step Guide to Keep Employees Safe (May 13, 2020) View the Returning to Work Guide HERE
Press Release - COVID-19 Testing, Including Office Visits, Must Be Covered by Most Private Health Insurance, Says Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner (May 19, 2020)
Farmers! Sign-Up Begins Today (June 15) for State Farm Direct Payments from Wisconsin Farm Support Program for Struggling Farmers (June 15, 2020)


 Click Here to View Social Media Graphics and
Coverage Explanations For agency Use 

New Material added on March 26, 2020

 

Due to the unprecedented number of phone calls, the Department of Workforce Development is requesting that claims for unemployment be made online. You can do so here: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/apply

 3 CARES Act Options for Economic Relief
(Click to Download)
    The Paycheck Protection Program
(Click to Download)
        Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
(Click to Download)
5 Things Your Business Should Do      Payment Protection Program
        EIDL

Share this video on your Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media. Click here to open the video and click "Share" to post on social media, copy the embed code or the link to the video.


WCRB
Circular 653 Announcing COVID-19 Worker's Compensation Claim Reporting Requirements (March 25, 2020)

A Memo from Bernie Rosauer on Wisconsin WC Rate Relief for Employers Who Pay Furloughed Employees (April 1, 2020) 

NEW- Covid-19 and Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Paid Furloughed Employee Updates and FAQ’s (April 6, 2020)

WCRB Circular Letter 3211 - Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Impact COVID-19 Manual and Coding Chagnes stat Code 0012 (May 15, 2020)

Resource Pages for Specific Industries
CPWR The Center for Construction COVID-19 Resource Page
Brewers Association Brewery Shutdown Safety Guidance
National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Resource Page
National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) COVID-19 Resource Page
National Federation for Independent Business COVID-19 Resource Page for Small Businesses
League of Wisconsin Municipalities COVID-19 Resource Page
US Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resourcse for Small Businesses
Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) COVID-19 Resource Page
Wisconsin Builders Association COVID-19 Resource Page
Wisconsin Association of School Boards COVID-19 Resource Page
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce COVID-19 Resource Page
Wisconsin Dental Association COVID-19 Resource Page
Wisconsin Bankers Association COVID-19 Resource Page
Wisconsin Restaurant Association COVID-19 Resource Page

Additional Resources

Below are links to news articles and resources for you to share with your employees and clients. 

IIABA COVID-19 Resource Page (Top Resource- All IIABA RESOURCES AND ARTICLES LOCATED ON THIS SITE)
U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

WISCONSIN COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION WEBSITE (subscribe for updates)
Worker's Compensation COVID-19 Public Information (WI DWD)
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know (NCCI)
NAIC COVID-19 Resource Page             
IIAW COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Talking Points for Agencies. Why COVID-19 is not a covered loss and the ramifications of forcing insurers to retroactively cover these loses. (March 31, 2020)
COVID-19 Print Resources from CDC (April 1, 2020)
IIABA COVID-19 and Commercial Property Vacancy Concerns (April 3, 2020)

OCI Press Release: Wisconsinites Who Lose Health Insurance During COVID-19 May Be Able to Enroll on HealthCare.gov or in BadgerCare (April 9, 2020)
Notice to Employees About Applying for Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits Flyer (April 16, 2020)
Coronavirus Business Insurance FAQ (April 17, 2020)

You will find a variety of communications and social media graphics with coverage explanation PDFs to share with clients and other resources and information to directly share with your customers.

You will find a links to available carrier communications and notices about what they are doing for customers during this time. Many carriers are offering a refund on certain policies and providing payment flexibility options.

Agency Considerations for Operations and Employees

An Agency's Introductory Guide to Becoming a Digital Agency
As you continue to work during the pandemic, here are some resources and considerations for your agency as you implement new internal policies and procedures for your staff to work remote/work from home. 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE TO BECOMING A DIGITAL AGENCY

Returning to Work
IIAW's Guide to Reopening Your Agency
Employees Go Back to Work and Get Covid-19. What's the Liability Picture?: Opinion (April 27, 2020)
Republicans Rally Around Call for Legal Immunity for Businesses When They Reopen (May 4, 2020)
How to Safely Resume Business After COVID-19 from SFM (May 12, 2020)
Gov. Evers Announces Best Practices and Safety Guidelines for Wisconsin Businesses (May 8, 2020)
Wisconsin General Guidance For All Businesses - Best Practices to Reopening (May 8, 2020)
Sign Here First: Reopening Businesses Turn to Liability Waivers, Disclaimers (June 1, 2020)


Become a Digital Agency
Internet of Insurance - Digital Agency Storefront FREE for Big I Members
Webinar: Learn How to Become a Digital Agency in 90 Minutes
The Push to Digitize Insurance Amid COVID-19 (May 7, 2020)

Work Remote Resources

COVID-19 Agency Checklist (IIAW, March 18, 2020)
Coronavirus and Sick Leave
Disaster Planning Toolkit
Work From Home Best Practices
Sample/Template Agency Work From Home Policy
Coronavirus Work-from-Home Response May Expand Cyber Risk
Tools Insurance Agents Need When Working From Home Webinar Presented by Steve Anderson
Affinity HR: Time to Work from Home (March 30, 2020- ON-DEMAND)
ePayPolicy for IIAW Members
How to Make Remote Work Work Whitepaper


Marketing Resources
How  to Handle Your Social Media During the Coronavirus Crisis
Marketing in a Time of Crisis
Marketing Dos and Don'ts During a Crisis
How to Advertise on Facebook in 2020: The Definitive Facebook Ads Guide
How to Advertise on LinkedIn (In 7 Simple Steps)
Marketing During COVID-19: 4 Essential Copywriting Guidelines



WI Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Bulletins and Orders

Gov. Evers and Insurance Commissioner Urge Insurers to Allow Small Employers to Keep Furloughed Employees on Health Insurance (March 26, 2020)
Special COVID-19 Session Law 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 (April 21, 2020)
Remotely Proctored Licensing Exams are Available for agent Candidates (April 22, 2020)
OCI Bulletin: Coverage for Delivery Drivers for Restaurants during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (June 18, 2020)
OCI Press Release: Insurance Commissioner Afable Urges Restaurants, Delivery Drivers to Touch Base with Insurers about Delivery Coverage (June 18, 2020)


A copy of the bulletin is available   here .
An FAQ document for consumers is available   here .
An FAQ document for agents and insurers is available   here .

Evers Administration Issues Guidance for Businesses During COVID-19 Emergency (March 26, 2020)

A Frequently Asked Questions document regarding business interruption insurance is available here

Extension of Transitional Health Insurance Plans Through December 31, 2021 (March 26, 2020)


News and Resources About "Safer at Home" Order


The Safer at Home Order is invalid. Businesses can open immediately, but should continue to follow the 
appropriate  federal and state health guidelines.

Please note that some counties may issue their own emergency order to continue safer at home provisions within their county's  boundaries. This is legal for counties to do. Please make sure you check with the appropriate authorities within your county before you open your business.

Click HERE to read the entire Supreme Court Decision

Read "Wisconsin Safer at Home Order Ruled Invalid and Unenforceable" by Godfrey & Kahn


Additional Resources
 

HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus
Employee Benefit Adviser: Comprehensive Coronavirus news feed for employee benefit agents
COVID-19: The Employer's Toolbox
COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers
COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers
IIABA Government Affairs Coronavirus Resource Page
Going Back to Work: Tips on What Your Boss Can - and Can't - Make You Do (April 23, 2020)

Video - How the Insurance Industry May Change as a Result of the Coronavirus Crisis (May 4, 2020)
S&P Expects States to Lose Bids to Mandate Coronavirus Business Interruption Coverage (May 4, 2020)
'Thrown under the bus:' Woman says New Wisconsin Law Limits Options After Medical Error (May 1, 2020)
Emergency Orders- Plans - Local - What Emergency Orders Can Local Government Make FAQs (May 15, 2020)
When Insurers Deny Claims, Brokers are Next in Line for Allegations of  Wrongdoing (May 19, 2020)

OSHA Expands COVID-19 Work-Relatedness Determination Requirement to Include Most Employers (May 20, 2020)
Update: AXA to Pay Business Interruption Clams to Restaurants After Court Ruling (May 26, 2020)
How COVID-19 Court Lockdowns May Turn the Social Inflation Tide (June 2, 2020)
The BIG Idea for Business Interruption Coverage: What It Is and Isn't (June 10, 2020)


Federal Legislation Introduced on Business Interruption Coverage (4/14/2020)

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act (below) along with nine other Members of Congress.  The legislation would require every property/casualty policy which includes business interruption coverage to cover losses stemming from a viral pandemic or business closure while preempting state law in nullifying any such exclusions in force on the date of enactment.  

Those joining Rep. Thompson in this misguided and harmful legislation as original cosponsors are: Representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL), John Larson (D-CT), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Mike Rogers (R-AL), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), John Garamendi (D-CA), Darren Soto (D-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and TJ Cox (D-CA).

The Big “I” and our industry partners received word of this legislation yesterday (4/14/2020) and over the course of the past 24 hours reached out to every House office to notify them of our strong opposition to the bill. Please find below an industry letter signed by the five major p/c insurance trades laying out our opposition while also expressing our support for practical solutions to the problems facing our business clients in these unprecedented times. 

Click to view Joint Insurance Trade Letter to Rep. Thompson (4/13/2020)

Click to view CAS and Thompson Bill (4/14/2020)

This section contains tools, resources and recommendations to continue your operations during this pandemic. Included in this section is an "Agency's Introductory Guide to Working Remote", a variety of resources to consider to have employees be efficient and productive as they work remotely, OCI bulletins and orders, information about the Safer at Home Order, how to apply for a small business loan and more!

General Information

Links and Resources
World Health Organization - Coronavirus Outbreak
CDC Coronavirus Information Page
CDC Planning and Preparedness Resources
IRS Guidance for Covid-19: High Deductible Health Plans and Expenses
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases Tracker by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

US Small Business Administration COVID-19 ResourcES for Small Businesses
NCCI - COVID-19 and Workers Compensation Resource Center (New Information posted as of 4/21/2020)
National Governors Association (NGA) Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors (April 22, 2020)
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council News and Articles (April 28, 2020) (The WCJC promotes fairness and equity in Wisconsin's Civil Justice System. Read their Weekly Newsletter for recent information)
NFIC Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus
DOL Extends COBRA Timeframes and Other Benefit Plan Deadlines (May 1, 2020)
The Cost of Shutting Down Wisconsin's Economy (A statewide and county-by-county analysis) (May 5, 2020)
COVID-19's Effect on Jobs at Small Businesses in the United States (May 6, 2020)
COVID-19 Insurance Resources from Neilson Marketing Services
COVID-19 Badger Bounce Back Gating Criteria Tracker
Table of Executive and Emergency Orders Related to COVID-19 (May 12, 2020)
IRS Gives Employers More Choice (May 13, 2020)
After Delay, CDC Releases New Guidance on How States Can Safely Reopen (May 14, 2020)
Gov. Evers Drops Emergency Rule Scope Statement (May 18, 2020)
8 Things That Will Never Be the Same in Insurance After COVID-19 (May 4, 2020)
Map of Wisconsin Local Health Orders by County (May 27, 2020)
Federal PRIA Bill Officially Introduced for Biz Interruption, Event Cancellation (May 27, 2020)
Colleges Say Protection from Lawsuits will be Key to Reopening During COVID-19 Pandemic (May 28, 2020)
Big I Roadmap to Recovery and Opening Resource Page (June 23, 2020)

This section includes a variety of COVID-19 resource pages. Read more about news from the CDC, WHO, a COVID-19 Case Tracker and more.

View different webinars and podcasts relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the insurance industry. New webinars will be added as they are announced/become available.

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The information contained herein is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied upon in lieu of consultation with your own legal advisers. The resources found on the IIAW website and within IIAW printed and digital materials were created to benefit the independent agency channel and cannot be recreated, copied or shared without the written permission of the IIAW.