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How will Covid-19 affect retirement plans?

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As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, global financial markets are on an uncertain footing. And for anyone preparing for retirement, the current volatility could have major impacts on their immediate future. In the full article from the Pension Rights Center, learn how the pandemic and the recent CARES Act affect 401(k) plans and allow […]

How Covid-19 could change auto insurance

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One thing is certain for the auto insurance industry during Covid-19: people are driving less and less. And as the virus persists, insurers are adjusting to a new world with lower premiums and fewer policy claims. Will the Covid-19 crisis change auto insurance forever, or just for a short time? What happens if a large […]

Why one doctor hopes we never return to ‘normal’

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During the Covid-19 crisis, many of us have expressed a desire to get back to normal. To return to a life before the age of masks, social distancing and widespread uncertainty. But for one doctor, this experience provides hope for how our society and medical system can change for the better. In the full article […]

Is COVID-19 treatment free? It depends on where you live

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After the COVID-19 outbreak intensified, Congress acted to make testing free for patients. But what about the additional costs for treatment or hospitalization if someone tests positive? The answers are not as simple. In the full article from the New York Times, read an up-to-date FAQ about government and health insurers’ policies regarding COVID-19 and […]

How COVID-19 will affect 2020 healthcare spending

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With the COVID-19 crisis putting a strain on the healthcare system, insurers and providers are asking themselves: how will this situation affect total healthcare spending in 2020? Will treatment lead to increase in total costs? Or will the delay of some surgeries and other nonessential procedures mean lower spending for the year? In the full […]

Managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance on how to prevent the spread of the virus. But now they’re also addressing a secondary problem created in this crisis: the rise of stress and anxiety. In the complete guide from the CDC, learn some […]

How the insurance industry should respond to COVID-19

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Insurance companies usually have contingency plans for a variety of events—knowing how their businesses would continue to operate after a cyber attack, a natural disaster or a power outage. But most have not prepared for a widespread shutdown of the economy as we’ve experienced with COVID-19. In this helpful guide from PWC, read about potential […]

How to help kids understand COVID-19

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During stressful times, children usually look to their parents for examples of how to behave and how to react. That means that if you have children, your kids are paying special attention to how you’re reacting to the current COVID-19 crisis. How can you best communicate concepts like “social distancing” to your children? What’s the […]

Pension plans keep innovating to manage risk

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As a new financial market develops, its processes become more standardized and sophisticated. That evolution is now happening rapidly in the pension and longevity risk transfer markets, where pension plans are searching for ways to hedge their risk. In this in-depth article from the North American Actuarial Journal, learn how managers are using buy-ins, buy-outs […]

COVID-19 putting stress on UK’s defined benefit plans

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The spread of COVID-19 is now affecting all areas of public and private life. And in the UK, the virus is hitting defined benefit plans especially hard. In fact, experts say that the crisis has already increased the plans’ deficits by over £100 billion, with the potential of up to £900 billion if COVID-19 continues […]