As of the total number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more and more businesses have closed their doors and sent their employees home to work. Many people may be finding it difficult to stay stuck inside during self-quarantine. We have compiled a short list here of ideas to help you make the most of your time at home. Productivity at Home Stay productive at home with these ideas! Read a Book: How often in your busy life do you have the opportunity to read that book that has... Read more →


March 8th marks International Women’s Day 2020 - a day dedicated to the celebration, remembrance and recognition of women across industry, racial and national lines. This annual holiday, surrounded by Women’s History Month, recognizes women’s contributions to society as a whole as well as the barriers still before them all over the world. This year’s celebration is particularly special as 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States. According to researched displayed in the Library of Congress’ commemorative exhibit “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight... Read more →


During a holiday when we traditionally celebrate our love for others, one could argue that something like life insurance doesn’t usually come to mind as the perfect gift. But if you think about it more carefully, is there a better, more long-lasting way to show the depth of your affection than by protecting and ensuring your loved ones’ security if you can’t be there for them? That’s why LifeHappens.org declared February Insure Your Love Month − because at its most basic, the reason behind buying life insurance is love. A month that’s highlight is Valentine’s Day is the perfect time... Read more →


On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Novel Coronavirus a “public health emergency.” The deadly virus was first discovered at the end of 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Since this time there have been confirmed cases in numerous countries across Asia, Europe and North America. What is the Coronavirus? The Coronavirus, according to USI’s recent white paper, is a respiratory betacoronavirus that has been connected to a specific seafood and animal market in China. The typical initial symptoms of the virus are “flu-like” but could evolve into pneumonia and other respiratory problems. While there is... Read more →


The holiday season is upon us and people around the country are preparing for their last big travel excursion for the year. With that in mind, we hope that you will take a moment to review this Holiday Travel Checklist (and check it twice) before you embark. Plus, we have a travel tip that can help save travelers thousands of dollars in expenses should an unpredictable and plan-altering situation arise prior to departure or during the trip. Check the Weather. Unfortunately, the weather can be unpredictable. Inclement weather can lead to a delay or even cancellation of your trip. Be... Read more →


USI Affinity’s VP and COO, Jenny Zhang, posted an article last week about her personal experience with travel insurance and why it matters for travelers. Read her article here: "Earlier this year in March, I traveled to China with my family — myself, my husband, our three young daughters, and my parents. Between trying all the street food in Shanghai and whizzing down the Great Wall in a toboggan slide in Beijing, the kids had great fun but also picked up all the germs along the way. During the last couple of days of our trip, all three of them... Read more →