Attention: COVID-19 Information & Resources

Due to the increased concern around the COVID-19, and to help reduce the spread of the virus, we advise all members to take the necessary precautions for the safety of your brokerage, the clients you serve, and the communities you work in.

Stay informed. The following websites are reliable sources for information:

What to do if you feel sick (in Manitoba):

Contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Shared Health Manitoba has an online screening tool to assist individuals.

In addition, please review the Government of Manitoba’s health strategies and check often for updates and information.

What to do if an Employee Test Positive for COVID-19 and Other Resources

There are a number of resources available on the Government of Manitoba website in relation to workplace safety and vaccination leaves. Please see the following link to access these resources: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html.

Please note: The above should be used as guidelines only. If you do have a COVID case/exposure in your brokerage, Health Links is the best resource to determine next steps.

Health Links – Info Santé phone number: 204-788-8200 (or toll free at 1-888-315-9257)

Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery

To see the latest restrictions please click here.

Let’s all do our part to help things get back to normal

Let's get back to what we love to do. #InThisTogether | IBAM – Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba
Lets all do our part to help things get back to normal | IBAM – Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba

IBAM staff are getting the COVID-19 vaccine to help keep themselves, their friends and family, and the community, safe. We are all #InThisTogether.

Over the next couple weeks, IBAM will be posting some friendly tips and resources to view and consider on our social media pages.

Please note: the information and links provided are for the individuals’ consideration only and can change at any time. For the most recent information please refer to the links given and direction of Provincial and Federal Health Authorities.

If you are feeling anxious about getting your vaccine, here are a few things that may help before you book or go to your vaccination appointment:

  1. Talk to your health care provider about any questions or concerns you have
  2. Plan which strategies you will use during vaccination to limit discomfort or pain
  3. Contact your provincial or territorial health authority with additional questions.

Tips for a comfortable vaccination experience:

  1. Sit upright during vaccination
  2. Wear a short-sleeved or loose-fitting top
  3. Relax your arm by letting it feel loose and jingly
  4. Use deep breathing to help you relax and feel calm
  5. If you feel dizzy or faint, tell the person who’s vaccinating you right away
  6. Distract yourself by reading or listening to music, or have a conversation
  7. Talk to your health care provider ahead of time about pain relief that you can take

Book a vaccination appointment | IBAM – Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba

To book a vaccination appointment, either phone 1-855-268-4318 or visit: https://patient.petalmd.com/login?groupId=5930&locale=en

There are many locations where you can get the vaccine in Manitoba. To find a list of locations, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html.

How are COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada? | IBAM – Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba

It’s common to have questions at this time. To see a list of commonly asked questions, please see https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/faq.html.

Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines/what-expect-vaccination.html

Partner Bulletins

IBAM has created a “COVID-19 Partner Bulletin” page on the member side of the IBAM site for IBAM Members to access the most recent updates from major partners. Please note that this is for IBAM members only and requires your username and password to access. If you require assistance with your username or password please contact the IBAM office.

Member access

Federal Information

The Government of Canada website provides information on federal updates and resources related to COVID-19. The following pages were created to assist businesses and workers.

Support for Businesses Support for Workers

Remember to check back often for updates.

IBAM Events

IBAM is currently planning for the 2021 year. Please stay tuned to IBAM’s social media, IBAM Events page, magazine and emails for event updates.

Thank you to all of our members, partners, sponsors, and stakeholders for your understanding.

Education

Please visit the IBAM Education section on the IBAM website for the most up-to-date information.

CAIB and Fundamentals of Insurance (FOI) classes are now being offered online.

Exams have resumed and are also being offered online. For more information, please see the IBAM Online Exams section.

IBAM Staff

While the IBAM office is open, staff will be doing as much work from remote locations as possible. All staff will be reachable by way of telephone and email. Please call ahead or make arrangements with a specific staff member if you are planning on coming into the office.

Questions

If you have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact the IBAM office or fill out this simple online form:

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Thank you for your understanding and continued support at this time.

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