Business Interruption Insurance

Dear Clients and Friends,

With widespread government ordered shutdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are understandably concerned with the interruption to their business operations as well as the financial and economic losses that are beginning to mount. In light of this, it is important that companies take the time to look at their existing insurance policies to examine what options are available to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The viability of a claim for losses under your existing Property, Event and/or Comprehensive General Liability policies caused by a pandemic or “communicable or infectious diseases” will be largely subject to the specific provisions of your company’s insurance policies.

Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP recommends that all its clients carefully review their insurance policies, including without limitation their Property, Event and Commercial General Liability policies, to determine the scope of coverage for business interruption with particular focus on whether any of those policies include or exclude coverage for losses caused by a communicable or infectious disease such as COVID-19.

We, at Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP, continue to think about our clients and friends during these trying times, and, if there are any ways we might be able to help, ask that you contact us.