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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorized emergency procedures to help agricultural producers impacted by extreme drought conditions. USDA’s Risk Management Agency is working with crop insurance companies to streamline and accelerate the adjustment of losses and issuance of indemnity payments to crop insurance policyholders in impacted areas. These new crop insurance flexibilities are part of USDA’s broader response to help producers impacted by drought in the West, Northern Great Plains, Caribbean and other areas.

Beazley enhanced its pioneering virtual care policy, which provides comprehensive protection against the interconnected risks facing digital health and wellness organizations. First launched in the U.S. in 2017 to support the expanding telehealth sector, demand for virtual care coverage has increased significantly during the pandemic, in line with the public’s growing appetite for remote tech-enabled health and wellness services.

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