Instant Insights / The coronavirus and its impact

The coronavirus has upended lives and businesses around the globe. From business interruption and supply chain disruption to event and travel cancellations, we are only just seeing the beginning stages of COVID-19's impact. These articles provide valuable insights on insurance coverage, preparation tips and more to help individuals and businesses reduce exposures as the virus spreads.


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Business-people-working-in-open-office As businesses begin to reopen across the U.S., they need to plan carefully to mitigate risks. (Photo: iStock)

You are given the COVID-19 protocol ‘okay’ to open your doors for business, staff are directed to report for work, and customers begin a gradual reintroduction to your products, services and facilities. Thank goodness, we’re past the disruption and uncertainty of the coronavirus shutdown.

Then the unfortunate news comes: Some of your employees are diagnosed with symptoms of COVID-19, and it’s reported that they contracted the virus at their workplace. To complicate matters, some customers are hinting that they may also be affected. The employees report the matters to your workers’ compensation carrier for the handling of the medical billing and potentially lost wages. The customers send letters suggesting your firm is liable for their expenses and suffering. Worse yet, an employee is hospitalized with severe coronavirus symptoms.

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