Instant Insights / The coronavirus and its impact

The coronavirus has upended lives and businesses around the globe. From business interruption and supply chain disruption to event and travel cancellations, we are only just seeing the beginning stages of COVID-19's impact. These articles provide valuable insights on insurance coverage, preparation tips and more to help individuals and businesses reduce exposures as the virus spreads.


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Before you work on a plan to reopen the office, you need to consider your team and your clients. (Photo: Shutterstock) Before you work on a plan to reopen the office, you need to consider your team and your clients. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Your state may have reopened for business. However, that doesn’t mean you have to return to the office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that businesses only should open if they are able to comply with state and local orders and can reopen safely while protecting employees and clients. They even created a tool to help business owners make the decision about reopening.

As an insurance agency owner, you have a lot to consider when reopening your office. It’s not a simple two-option choice: open or closed. Not only are there various approaches you can try, but the stakes also are high. It’s important to have a rational approach and think through the decision to return to the office as well as how you will do it.

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