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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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Florida’s chief financial officer issued Directive 2020-05 granting a rebuttable presumption that the virus was contracted within the scope of employment to limited, selective groups of “frontline state employees.” (Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock) Florida’s chief financial officer issued Directive 2020-05 granting a rebuttable presumption that the virus was contracted within the scope of employment to limited, selective groups of “frontline state employees.” (Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock)

Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation issued a memorandum on April 6 to provide guidance on workers’ compensation issues related to COVID-19. The memo states, “First responders, health care workers and others that contract COVID-19 due to work-related exposure would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under Florida law See Section 440.151, Fla Statute,” the statute otherwise known as Florida’s occupational disease theory.

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