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Insurance professionals should watch for claims in these areas and make plans to minimize their impact on the industry and on insureds. (Photo: ETAJOE/Shutterstock)

Last April, I wrote for PropertyCasualty360.com about the tsunami of claims expected to occur because of COVID-19. In some segments of the economy, the prediction has, regrettably, proved correct; in others, it has been forestalled and perhaps avoided through government largess of over $3 trillion so far.

As businesses reopen and the economy comes off life support, we may anticipate a “tail” of COVID claims, plus a new type of claim that arises from the unequal speed of the recovery. Whether these recovery claims are covered under liability insurance is beyond the scope of this article. As in 2020, we can dodge some of these bullets if we’re ready for them.

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