Impacts on NAIFA-NYS Members & Businesses

As the Governor's office and the Department of Financial Services (DFS) take increasingly restrictive measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic—measures that affect both NYS consumers and businesses—NAIFA-NYS would like to know how you, your business, and your clients are being impacted.  Your answers will help to ensure that NAIFA-NYS provides the resources you need in this challenging and unprecedented time.  Please respond by Friday, March 27.
                                                                                                                                         

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Workforce Reduction Rules
     Governor Cuomo has ordered all non-essential businesses to keep
     their employees home.  Insurance, however, has been deemed an
     "essential service".

     Are you and/or your agent and advisor colleagues working remotely?

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* 3. If you and/or your colleagues are working remotely, how come?

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* 4. Are you doing anything about downsizing, furloughing         
    employees/advisors, or taking similar action?

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* 5. What questions/challenges are clients posing to their advisors now?

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* 6. Have limits on in-person meetings forced you to do business differently?

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* 7. If you are doing business differently - what has changed?

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* 8. Approximately what percentage of your scheduled meetings have clients
    cancelled as a result of COVID-19?

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* 9. In your experience, how are carriers responding to this crisis?
    Are they:

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* 10. Are there any other ways, in your experience, in which carriers
      are responding?

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* 11. How do you think COVID-19 will impact your business in the
      short and/or long term?

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* 12. What has been your recent experience with scheduling of medical exams
      (that is, are appointments taking place or are they being deferred)?

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* 13. What suggestions do you have, if any, for changing laws and/or
      regulations in response to the crisis?

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* 14. What concerns you most about the industry now, if anything?

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* 15. How long have you been in the business?

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* 16. Other Comments?

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