In case you missed it, our Insurance Recovery practice launched a podcast series addressing “Key Insurance Considerations Amid COVID-19.” Throughout the series, our insurance coverage attorneys interview special guests to address the most asked questions and dig into key insurance issues impacting businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jim Davis and Norton Cutler interview special guest Doctor and Professor John Richard Corboy, M.D., who provides an overview of the scientific understanding of COVID-19, the ways it impacts human health, how it is transmitted, whether it causes property damage, if it is a microorganism, why we needed government orders to protect people and property, the long road of testing ahead, and, of course, insurance implications.
Perkins Coie’s Insurance Coverage attorneys interview special guest, Heather Sager, Perkins Coie Labor Partner, who is counseling companies operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include how businesses find out if they are allowed to re-open, what employers need to know about having employees return to work, the use of health screenings, privacy issues arising from new procedures, the implication for insurance, and a brief legislative update.
Perkins Coie’s Insurance Coverage attorneys interview special guest Brad Murlick, Managing Director in BDO USA’s Forensic Insurance and Recovery Practice, who is at the front lines of preparing COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims. Topics include what is happening on the ground, the use of the pollution exclusion to deny coverage for losses caused by COVID-19, real world claim preparation and management issues, and an update on pending legislation that may impact available insurance coverage.
On the second episode of our COVID-19 Insurance Podcast, Perkins Coie’s Insurance Coverage attorneys interview special guest Henry Daar, the Executive Vice President and Practice Leader for North American Property Claims at Willis Tower Watson. The speakers discuss Business Interruption and Civil Authority Claims for COVID-19 and specifically address tips for providing notice, the number and types of claims policyholders are filing, initial reactions and requests for information from the insurance industry, similar historical events, and the barrage of expected insurance litigation coming our way.
Perkins Coie Insurance Coverage attorneys, along with special guest expert Ruth Kochenderfer of Marsh USA, talk about the COVID-19 crisis, staying at home, the types of insurance impacted by the crisis, early lawsuits, tips for policyholders to preserve claims, the current trends in the insurance marketplace including renewals that just happened, and legislation in the works that might force insurers to provide business interruption coverage.