Across the nation, Americans have rolled up their sleeves to help others in the face of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. Policymakers in state capitals and Washington have been at the forefront in delivering assistance. The U.S. Congress has passed three emergency legislative packages, and more than half the states have announced … Continue reading "Fighting Back for Public Health and the Workforce"
It’s only natural that the spread of the coronavirus has got many people around the globe concerned about how to safeguard their health, and the health of their loved ones. The instinct to keep those you care most about safe is deeply personal, and something you feel in your core. You might feel helpless about … Continue reading "A Steady Hand Amid Coronavirus Concerns"
Ensuring your financial security can be daunting. From understanding investment options in your 401(k) to assessing the type and amount of life insurance needed to support your family – there are many choices to be made. Experienced professionals can help – including insurance producers, independent broker dealers (IBDs) and independent financial advisors (IFAs). Not only … Continue reading "Consumer Access to Vital Financial Security Products Threatened by PRO Act"
This op-ed originally appeared in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Much more is at stake than advertised in a bill — HB 1189/SB 1564 — titled, “Genetic Information for Insurance Purposes,” sponsored by Florida House Speaker-designate Chris Sprowls and state Senator Kelli Stargel. It is not just about people being able to keep private genetic information gained from an … Continue reading "Consumers’ Own Interest at Stake with Genetic Privacy Bill"
Legislation introduced in Florida this week would block consumers from using their own personal information to get a lower rate for life insurance. To make matters worse, it would also cut some of the state’s neediest residents off from protecting themselves and their loved ones with life insurance by making it too expensive. The bill … Continue reading "Let Floridians Use Their Own Personal Information"
Welcome, consumer-based genetic testers, to Washington, D.C. This town could use a briefing on exactly how you’re handling your customers’ personal information. Please include in your Talking Points a big bullet that says: America’s life insurers have no access to the results of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. And, please add that they don’t want it. Call … Continue reading "Life Insurers Rely on Medical Records, Not At-Home Genetic Tests"