At Sons of Norway, the health and safety of our members, insureds, business partners and employees is our top priority. We want to reassure you that we are taking the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global health crisis seriously. We are committed to taking all appropriate measures to comply with recommendations from public health officials while continuing to provide the excellent service you expect from us.
We encourage lodges to suspend in-person activities
To keep our members and communities as safe and healthy as possible, we strongly recommend that lodges suspend all meetings and in-person activities until at least April 30. Please follow all state and local guidelines as you make decisions for your lodge, and consider using these online tools to connect with other lodge members remotely.
Headquarters staff are working off-site
Thanks to the hard work of our IT staff, we have successfully transitioned most of our staff to work from home in order to keep our workplace as safe as possible for all employees during this time of international crisis. A small number of our employees continue to work on-site as necessary to maintain our critical business functions. These staff members are undertaking careful social distancing measures as recommended by the CDC to minimize any potential risks.
Our business operations continue as usual
We are continuing with all of our business functions as normal, and we are here to support our members and insureds through this challenging and uncertain time. Please continue to reach out to us by phone or email as you normally would, and we will be happy to serve you.
District and International Conventions are postponed
Amid concerns over COVID-19, the International Board of Directors voted to postpone all district conventions until 2022. The International Convention, which was to take place in August 2020 in Ringsaker, Norway, has also been postponed until 2022. For more information, please visit our convention page.
Sons of Norway remains financially strong
Despite volatile market conditions, our solvency remains extremely strong. At Sons of Norway, we make very conservative long-term investments designed to weather these “perfect storm” conditions; we do not make short-term, high-risk investments. As always, we are protecting our members and clients by taking a conservative approach, which means our ability to pay claims and annuity income streams remains unchanged amid today’s uncertain circumstances.
For more information, please see our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.