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Large groups of private educational institutions, hospitals, hotel chains and even officials of Major League Baseball can buy insurance for income losses and extra expenses incurred during a pandemic, but the broker that designed the coverage last year is only taking orders for the future pandemics right now.

Wally Kerr and Jim Finch, executives of Hays Companies of Illinois–who spoke to NU’s E&S Extra a few weeks after the World Health Organization raised the pandemic alert on Swine flu to Level 6–said they bound one of these policies for a group of colleges last September.

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