PIA National Hails the Launch of a New COVID-19 Recovery Fund Coalition

May 6, 2020

PIA National is pleased to be an active member of a new coalition urging the creation of a COVID-19 Recovery Fund for businesses and employees. PIA National along with over 100 organizations from the business and insurance communities, have formed America’s Recovery Fund, a group dedicated to developing a common-sense solution for businesses struggling to cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis.

The coalition calls for a COVID-19 Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund) within the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Fund is modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, operated by the federal government, and run by a presidential appointee with the authority to enter into contracts with interested businesses to administer the Fund and facilitate the distribution of federal funds to affected businesses.

“PIA has always been about providing solutions to problems in a proactive way, and that goal has become more essential than ever during this difficult time,” said Mike Becker, executive vice president and CEO of PIA National. “To that end, we’ve worked with our industry partners to develop a solution for businesses that have been hard hit by the negative economic consequences related to the coronavirus, while not upending insurance practices.” -more-

PIA Action Alert

Legislation is currently being drafted to create the COVID-19 Recovery Fund, but a bill has not yet been introduced. In the meantime, PIA National has issued this action alert for PIA members to send to Congress and urge them to support the creation of a COVID-19 Recovery Fund. Please take action today!