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NAIFA Statement on Coronavirus

By Suzanne Carawan on 3/6/20 5:09 PM

Topics: Press Release

Nation’s Association for Insurance & Financial Professionals Urges Close Monitoring of Clients & Community Situations

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, long-charged with protecting the financial security of main street Americans, has issued a statement on the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

NAIFA is a participating member of the Interagency Crisis Action Task Force organized under the FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) that is led by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Following a conference call yesterday, NAIFA urges its members to closely monitor the Coronavirus situation in the local area and be at the ready to provide service to clients.

Following the lead of the United States Coronavirus Task Force, NAIFA recommends its members and the millions of consumers they represent to stay abreast of the latest information and guidelines regularly updated by the Center for Disease Control.

Additionally, federal agencies during the NBEOC meeting this week anticipated a rapid increase in cybersecurity scams related to the coronavirus. NAIFA encourages its members to forewarn consumers to be on alert to the likelihood of such scams.

At this point, NAIFA does not anticipate the cancellation of any planned events for 2020, but will monitor the situation closely and respond appropriately. We thank our members in advance for their service to their clients and community. NAIFA members are a critical element in ensuring that consumers have the protection they need in uncertain times.