Coronavirus - A message from Tom Swank, President ans CEO

A message from Tom Swank, President and CEO

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and distribution partners are always our top priority. With ongoing media coverage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many companies – including ours – continue to manage and prepare for potential exposure and aid efforts to contain its further spread. I wanted to make you aware of the preventative measures we are taking to protect the wellbeing of our employees while maintaining a consistent level of service.

Every effort is being made to ensure this situation will not affect the timeliness or quality of our service. As a precaution, we are taking steps to ask employees to work from home as business reasonably allows and suspending all non-essential travel. We are limiting in-person meetings and no longer allowing outside visitors to our offices. Additional sanitizing protocols have also been implemented. Should a COVID-19 outbreak directly affect any of our locations, we have steps in place for operational resilience and the mitigation of business disruption.

We acknowledge this is an evolving situation which will require us to be nimble as an organization. Based on guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local health authorities related to travel, quarantine, meetings, and events, we will continue to supplement our business continuity plan accordingly.

We value our relationship and commit to being here when you need us most. If you have any questions, concerns, or there is anything we can do to help you at this time, please let us know.

Sincerely,

Tom

Thomas A. Swank, CFA
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Among people 65 and older, about 5 percent managed to get through the year without seeing a doctor, going to an emergency room, or having a healthcare professional treat them at home.
Source:  U.S. News & World Report