Insurance Coverage Relative to COVID-19

The Seminar Group
Featuring: Jocelyn Whiteley
April 13, 2020, 11:00 – 1:00
Live Webcast

 

Agenda

11:00 PDT: OVERVIEW OF THE “FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT”

In response to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic the Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the Senate and has been signed by President Donald Trump. The bipartisan legislation extends employee sick leave benefits, expands access to free testing and provides $1 billion in food aid to vulnerable Americans.

Tristan Swanson
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Jocelyn Whiteley
Corr Cronin LLP

11:10: COVERAGE FOR COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LOSSES IN WASHINGTON: THE POLICYHOLDER PERSPECTIVE

  • Business interruption coverage
    • The insuring language–when might business interruption coverage apply?
    • What constitutes physical loss or damage to property?
    • What is the policyholder’s burden?
  • Other potentially applicable COVID-19 related coverages—civil authority, ingress/egress, communicable disease, etc.
  • Virus exclusions—how can policyholders get around their application?
  • How have insurers responded to COVID-19 related claims thus far?
  • Update on legislative efforts to provide coverage for COVID-19 related losses
  • What should policyholders do now?

 

1:00: ADJOURN

 

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