Beating COVID-19: Tips for Your Insurance, Finances, and Business - April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020
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"Publicly Traded Life and Annuity Issuers Prepare to Talk About COVID-19 With Investors"

From Think Advisor:

* Now, they’ll get to talk about the impact of the pandemic on interest rates, and on general investment market liquidity, and on thoughts about the new Federal Reserve system efforts to keep the private investment markets moving, by buying instruments such as investment-grade corporate bonds.

* Members of the public, including insurance agents and brokers, can listen, either on the live call or to a recording, to hear what the insurance company executives are telling investors on Wall Street.

 

"How telehealth will help us fight COVID-19"

From Washington Examiner:

* New innovations in digital health will not only make our communities and our world more resilient — they’ll enable medical professionals to diagnose and treat patients with greater accuracy, efficiency, and safety. This pandemic is proof there's no time to lose.

 

 

"Get Ready for a Postcoronavirus World. The Economy Will Never Be the Same"

From Barrons:

* The shock from the pandemic, coupled with the selloff in markets and job losses, could push consumers to ramp up their savings—including those who are still employed, says Torsten Sløk, chief economist at Deutsche Bank Securities.

 

*The strong will probably emerge stronger, as robust balance sheets and positioning let them take market share and improve profitability as weaker rivals exit or are too cash-strapped to innovate, says Leverenz, who has focused on companies likeYum China Holdings (YUMC) and luxury powerhouseKering (KER.France), which is home to brands like Gucci.

 

 

"Why Aren’t Americans Suing Their Way Out of Lockdown?"

From American Institute for Economic Research:

* “Whatever the causes of this uncharacteristic bit of non-litigiousness, Americans should know that ample legal precedents suggest that most shelter in place orders are unlawful and unconstitutional.”

 

* “Consider, first, that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when sundry contagions much nastier than SARS-CoV-2 regularly ran rampant, quarantine orders sought to confine only those who were demonstrably sick or, in really desperate situations, those who lived in a specific district overrun by disease (cordon sanitaire). The notion that any US government can prevent citizens from engaging in commercial intercourse simply because they might get sick, or might transmit a disease, is a product of post-9/11 Homeland Defense America.” 

 

 

Here's a short video from Steve on how you can purchase insurance in these changing times....Watch Here