Evan Scarponi Helps Prudential, and America, Take on COVID-19
May 24, 2021 by Allison Bell
Prudential Financial Inc. was one of the life insurers that helped the United States keep going through the 1918 influenza pandemic. It struggled to keep its own employees healthy enough to pay life insurance customers’ death claims quickly.
Now, the Newark, New Jersey-based company is working to get customers through the deadliest outbreak of infectious disease that that has affected the United States since 1918. The company has estimated that it gets about $85 million in claims of all kinds for every 100,000 in additional U.S. COVID-19 deaths.