Travelers is Here to Help
Jim Scannell, Senior Vice President of Administrative Services, explains how Travelers repurposed its headquarters’ kitchen to help feed the hungry in the greater Hartford area. Watch the video and more here.
Chubb Supports Pandemic Relief Efforts Globally
The Chubb Charitable Foundation commits $10 million to help those most impacted by the COVID-19 global crisis. Read more here.
Grange donating $1 million to central Ohio groups in coronavirus fight
Grange Insurance Co. is donating $1 million to help combat the impact of coronavirus. The Columbus-based insurer announced Tuesday that it is giving the money over the next few months through its Grange Insurance Gives Foundation. Read more here.
Sentry Insurance Foundation commits more than $1 million to coronavirus relief support
The Sentry Insurance Foundation announced today it is committing $1.07 million to coronavirus relief efforts as Americans face unprecedented challenges resulting from the worldwide pandemic. Read more here.
Coalition proposes Recovery Fund to help businesses during COVID-19
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has helped develop a proposal for a new recovery fund for businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
The USAA Foundation, Inc. steps up with $1 million donation to Food Bank
“We have historically supported the food bank because we know it’s an important mission here in San Antonio,” USAA CEO Wayne Peacock told KABB. “During this time of the pandemic, we have a health crisis, but we have financial crisis going on here as well. It’s so clear to us that many in San Antonio are hurting and need that type of service, and it’s the basics of having enough food on your table every day.” Read more here.
Nationwide Moves To Permanent Work-From-Home Strategy
Nationwide announced today a plan to permanently transition to a hybrid operating model that comprises primarily working-from-office in four main corporate campuses and working-from-home in most other locations. Read more here.
U.S. CHAMBER AND TRAVELERS PARTNERS ON “SAVE SMALL BUSINESS FUND”
In an effort to support small businesses Travelers is a launch partner of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Save Small Business Fund. This Fund will provide assistance to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus through $5,000 grants to eligible small employers in the U.S. and its territories. Grant applications opened online on Monday, April 20, 2020 at www.savesmallbusiness.com.
Swiss Re donates CHF 5 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts
Swiss Re Group pledged to donate CHF 5 million to support the needs of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Through its non-profit grant foundation, the Swiss Re Foundation, the funds will be distributed to organizations tackling the crisis, particularly in developing countries. Read more here.
How insurance companies are giving back during COVID-19
Since its emergence, the coronavirus has caused fear and worry in millions as it spread at a rapid pace. At the same time, it has revealed the courage, camaraderie, and care of people around the world. Read more here.
Claims Industry Set for Telecommuting
Insurance carriers and claim professionals deal with various catastrophes each year, so it was only fitting that when COVID-19 struck they were some of the first prepared to revert to “emergency work from home mode. Read more here.
Chubb Commits $10 Million to Pandemic Relief Efforts Globally; Company Pledges No COVID-19 Layoffs
Chubb today announced that it is committing $10 million to pandemic relief efforts globally. The support will go to people and programs providing emergency frontline services and for assistance to the most financially vulnerable members of the community who have been impacted the hardest by the pandemic. Read the press release here.
Travelers’ “Distribution Support Plan” to Provide Financial Assistance to Agents and Brokers
The Travelers Companies, Inc. today announced that it will accelerate commission payments to eligible agents and brokers to help them address the liquidity impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Read the press release here.
Triple-I: Insurers Offer Solutions For COVID-19 Recovery
U.S. insurers are meeting the challenges faced by their customers, communities, and employees amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to a fact sheet released April 3 by the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I). Read more here.Download their fact sheet here.
American Family Insurance, foundations pledge support to COVID-19 relief
American Family Insurance and its group companies, along with the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, announced today more than $4 million in support for COVID-19 pandemic relief and other non-profit efforts. Additional support from the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation is expected to push the total support to more than $6.8 million. Read more here.
USAA Campus Opens to Employees for Takeout Meals, Groceries
On a normal day in San Antonio, the food services company Sodexo prepares 30,000 meals for people who work at large corporate campuses and military installations, and for local universities and hospitals. In the past few weeks, as some of those places have told people to work and study from home in order to comply with the local Stay Home, Work Safe order. Read more here.
Travelers Pledges $5 Million to Coronavirus Relief Efforts
The Travelers Companies, Inc. today announced a $5 million commitment to assist families and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in North America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. This includes support for the most financially vulnerable in the communities where Travelers operates. Read more here.
WTFB gets $30,000 donation from State Farm
The West Texas Food Bank is feeling a little fuller today after State Farm agents donated $30,000to help curb hunger in the Permian Basin.
The funds are a combination of donations by Midland-Odessa area State Farm agents and a grant from State Farm. Read the article here.
Higginbotham Agency supporting businesses, front-line workers
ICT member Higgenbotham is purchasing meals from their local Ft. Worth eateries impacted by the coronavirus and having those meals delivered to front-line workers who are dealing directly with the pandemic. Read more here.
Texas Mutual donates $2M for organizations fighting coronavirus
Texas Mutual Insurance Co., is donating $2 million in grants to 40 nonprofit organizations that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 efforts. Read more here.
Triple-I: Insurers Are Engaged In the COVID-19 Crisis
U.S. insurers are covering employees and employers facing exposure to COVID-19 while easing the financial burdens of its customers and communities during an extraordinary time in the nation’s history, according to the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I). Read the press release here. Download their fact sheet here.
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies: Coronavirus and the Mutual Insurance Industry
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) shares how mutual insurance companies helping their policyholder members get through this crisis. Read the article here.
USAA donates $2.3 million to military-focused nonprofits, $4.4 million nationally
All Americans are feeling the effects of this pandemic, including those who protect our freedom and their families,” said USAA President and CEO Wayne Peacock. Read more about the USAA Foundation’s total donation of $4.4 million here.
USAA RESPONSE TO COVID-19
USAA RESPONSE TO COVID-19: SAN ANTONIO
USAA RESPONSE TO COVID-19: DFW
Helping the community get through a tough time
Tough times bring out the best in many people, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Citizens around the world are donating to crisis response organizations, sewing masks and gowns for medical workers, delivering groceries to homebound neighbors and boarding shelter animals. Read more here.