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The latest on the COVID-19 outbreak

It is important to PIA that you are updated on developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak regularly.

To find the latest information about COVID-19, please review this news posting daily. Postings include topics such as:

Business & Compliance

Insurance Industry

General Information

Webinars & Videos

Latest news about COVID-19 in New York:

Business & Compliance:

April 1: How to prepare for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan

March 29: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo announces NYS on Pause functions extended for the next two weeks

March 27: President signs federal stimulus package; includes loans for small businesses

March 26: Who qualifies for paid leave under the new coronavirus law

March 25: New York Senate introduces COVID-19-related bills

March 23: Treasury, IRS, and Labor announce tax credits for small- and mid-sized businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave

March 23: Mass. governor orders all nonessential businesses to cease in-person operation, directs the Department of Public Health to issue stay-at-home advisory for two weeks

March 20: Gov. Cuomo issues guidance on essential services under the ’New York State on PAUSE’ executive order

March 20: Governors from Conn., N.J., N.Y., and Pa., advocate for federal assistance for residents and businesses

March 20: Update on New York: Gov. Cuomo press conference

March 20: U.S. Treasury extends tax-filing deadline for taxpayers and businesses

March 20: Gov. Cuomo orders personal care facilities to close

March 19: Gov. Cuomo signs executive order mandating businesses that require in-office personnel to decrease in-office workforce by 75%

March 19: Paid sick leave signed by president

March 18: Gov. Cuomo signs bill to guanrantee paid leave for New Yorkers under mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to COVID-19

March 18: Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days

March 18: Pennsylvania joins New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s regional coalition to combat COVID-19

March 17: Statement from Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa regarding blanket quarantine or ’shelter in place’ policies

March 17: Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General James temporarily suspend state debt collection in response to coronavirus

March 17: Gov. Cuomo announces three-way agreement with Legislature on paid sick leave bill to provide immediate assistance to New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19

March 17: N.Y. cyber security certification of compliance filing deadline extended to May 30 due to COVID-19

March 16: New York state waiving seven-day waiting period for unemployment insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to coronavirus closures or quarantines

March 16: Amid lack of federal direction, Gov. Cuomo, Gov. Murphy, and Gov. Lamont announce regional approach to combatting COVID-19

March 13: Cuomo, lawmakers negotiate paid sick leave for coronavirus quarantines

March 12: Gov. Cuomo issues mass gathering regulations; events with 500 of more individuals in attendance to be canceled or postponed

March 10: Gov. Cuomo asks New York state Comptroller Tom Dinapoli to revisit revenue projections in light of market impact of novel coronavirus.

March 10: Utica National offers coronavirus guidance for employers, and educational institutions

March 3: Endorsements: COVID-19 risk management

Insurance Industry:

April 1: NYSIF issues bulletins for entertainment, hospitality, personal care, and childcare industries.

March 31: PIA National proposes COVID-19 recovery fund

March 31: Gov. Cuomo issues executive order modifying Insurance Law

March 30: DFS takes action for consumers and small businesses facing financial hardship during COVID-19

March 30: Legislation introduced in N.Y. Assembly would mandate COVID-19 coverage

March 30: ELANY bulletin: Relief for excess line brokers

March 27: PIA National statement on House passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 27: PIA National statement on Senate passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 25: DFS extends continuing-education filing deadline

March 24: DFS issues new emergency regulation requiring New York regulated financial institutions to provide financial relief to New Yorkers demonstrating financial hardship from COVID-19 pandemic

March 23: Attention NYSIF restaurant policyholders

March 20: DFS announces insurance regulatory relief

March 20: Utica National offers advices on the COVID-19 pandemic: How agents and producers should respond to coverage questions

March 20: Insurance agencies exempt from workforce reduction executive order

March 19: Even during challenging times, we are committed to our members

March 19: DFS issues circular letter urging consumer support from insurers

March 19: Guidance to DFS regulated insurance entities regarding support for consumers and businesses impacted COVID-19

March 17: NYDFS FAQ: The novel coronavirus and business interruption insurance

March 17: Department of Financial Services adopts new emergency regulation requiring insurance companies to waive cost-sharing for in-network telehealth visits

March 16: N.Y. State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services announce special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers, as novel coronavirus cases climb

March 14: During coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo announces Department of Financial Services will require insurance companies to waive co-payments for tele-health visits

March 13: DFS adopts emergency regulation directing health insurers to waive cost-sharing for novel coronavirus testing

March 12: COVID-19 and what it means to you (PIA QuickSource document)

March 12: Insurers impacted by coronavirus twice over

March 9: Coronavirus will cost businesses billions. Insurance may not help.

March 6: N.Y. travel insurance to cover coronavirus in ’cancel for any reason’ policies, Gov. Cuomo says

March 6: Update from PIA: COVID-19 outbreak

March 2: Gov. Cuomo announces new directive requiring New York insurers to waive cost-sharing for coronavirus testing

Feb. 4: Many coverage exclusions with coronavirus

General Information:

April 1: COVID-19 update from Department of Health

March 28: Gov. Cuomo postpones presidential primary and special elections in response to pandemic

March 27: Attention NYSIF retail policyholders

March 23: DMV and COVID-19

March 22: Attorney General James calls for automatic absentee voting in N.Y. presidential primary

March 22: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo accepts recommendation of Army Corps of Engineers for four temporary hospital sites in New York

March 18: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo announces deployment of 1,000-bed hospital ship, ’USNS Comfort’ to New York Harbor

March 17: Congress begins to address COVID-19 pandemic

March 17: One dangerous coronavirus "self-check test" is circulating on social media. Here’s why you should avoid it.

March 16: Gov. Cuomo signs executive order closing schools statewide for two weeks

March 16: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo issues executive order delaying village elections statewide until April 28 primary

March 16: During coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo issues executive order allowing state to increase hospital capacity

March 15: Gov. Cuomo announces all New York City, Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau public schools will close this week to limit spread of COVID-19

March 14: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Cuomo signs executive order temporarily modifying election procedures to reduce spread of coronavirus

March 13: Trump declares a national emergency in response to coronavirus

March 13: U.S. House plans to vote on virus bill soon

March 13: Federal government’s response to coronavirus, COVID-19

March 11: Gov. Cuomo announces New York state will contract with 28 private labs to increase coronavirus testing capacity

March 11: COVID-19 is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization says

March 10: Gov. Cuomo deploys National Guard to aid with two-week shut down of New Rochelle area.

March 9: At novel coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo announces state will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to New Yorkers free of charge

March 8: After tour of Northwell labs, Gov. Cuomo announces FDA approval for Northwell to test novel coronavirus

March 7: Gov. Cuomo declares state of emergency in New York state re: coronavirus

March 6: Statement from New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker

March 4: At coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo announces SUNY and CUNY study abroad programs in China, Italy, Japan, Iran, South Korea suspeneded, effective immediately in response to novel coronavirus concerns

March 3: During coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo signs $40 million emergency management authorization for coronavirus response

March 1: Gov. Cuomo issues statement regarding novel coronavirus in New York

Feb. 4: Gov. Cuomo issues update on novel coronavirus

Webinars & Videos:

April 1: The Break: Paid Medical and Family Leave

April 1: PIA Northeast Director of Government & Industry Affairs Bradford J. Lachut, Esq., to lead PIA webinar, Coronavirus and Commercial Coverage on Monday, April 13, and Wednesday, May 6, from 10-11 a.m.

March 31: The Break: PIA explains what small businesses need to know about the federal stimulus

March 23: Did you miss the free-to-PIA-members Webinar: Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Right Now? You can access it on-demand now.

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