COVID-19 Insurance Resources via PIA

PIA National has started a coronavirus webpag.
March 25, 2020

As you have probably noticed, there is no lack of information regarding aspects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 from many sources.

You are reading the weekly PIA newsletter, which features a broad selection of news items that are of specific interest to our independent insurance agent members. In addition, PIA’s news circulates among the broader insurance industry and also includes legislators, regulators and other policymakers.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, however long it lasts, we will continue to share information that may be of interest to our audience that relates to PIA, the insurance industry, and small businesses such as independent insurance agencies. We will continue to bring you the key information you have come to rely upon from PIA. We have a strong commitment to report only what is credible. We will also continue to report non-COVID-19 news about PIA and our industry. The full range of PIA’s business will continue.

PIA National has started a coronavirus webpage at It is a resource center, updated daily with many links to insurance and more general coronavirus information. For in-depth legislative and regulatory updates, see the PIA Advocacy blog at

Among the latest updates on the PIA coronavirus resource page:

Pandemic Checklist (FC&S Coverage Interpretations)

Safety Steps for Insurance Agencies

Instant Insights, a collection of coronavirus outbreak stories and resources from ALM Media, publishers of National Underwriter, Property Casualty 360, and FC&S.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Informational

P&C insurers well positioned to weather coronavirus crisis

State-by-state updates:


Emergency Orders Organized by Alabama Agency


California Department of Insurance Guidance on “Essential Businesses” and Insurance

“Stay Home” Order of the California State Public Health Officer

Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (includes insurance)

California Order to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

California Department of Public Health Coronavirus Resources


Colorado Worker and Customer Protection Guidance

Colorado Public Health and Executive Orders Explained (currently includes prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people)


Executive Order: Non-Essential Businesses to Close

Spreadsheet of Essential Businesses (insurance businesses permitted to work from home only)

Executive Order Business Closure FAQ


Executive Order Suspending Activities Not Necessary to Sustain Life (insurance workers exempted, only to the extent that their work cannot be done by telephone or remotely)


Governor’s Business Closure Order

Spreadsheet of Essential Businesses (insurance businesses permitted to remain open but “in-person sales/brokerage are prohibited”)


Stay-at-Home Order

Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner

Link to contact them online

Information about COVID-19 and insurance

WA Commissioner’s social media presence

WA State Licensing Information


Executive Order Regarding Insurance for Delivery Drivers

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