Press Release

US INSURANCE MEDIA LEADER FOCUSES ON COVID-19 CONTAGION’S EFFECT ON INSURERS AND CLIENTS

 Leading writers offer authoritative look at the pandemic from risk managers, buyers point of view

(Greenwich CT April 27th, 2020) The near and long term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s insurers and insurance buyers will be presented in-depth in the May issue of Business Insurance, the 50-year-old authoritative news source serving the insurance industry. The feature section will expand on the issues facing claimants, their claims, and the impact on insurers’ investments, underwriting availability, and, ultimately, their bottom lines. Business Insurance writers, among the best in the United States, will take an in-depth look at:

  • Business interruption claims. Dozens of businesses have filed lawsuits against their insurers seeking insurance coverage for revenue lost during the government-ordered lockdown. BI will examine the allegations, past precedents and the defenses insurers will likely use;
  • Government backstop. Analysis of proposals to provide a government-run reinsurance program to tackle future pandemics;
  • Telemedicine. The pandemic has led to huge upticks in the use of telemedicine to treat injured employees pursuing workers’ compensation claims.
  • Rule changes. States are changing the rules through which workers can claim workers’ comp coverage for COVID-19.
  • Claims investigations. With many more employees working from home, it’s tough for employers to root out fraudulent claims but there are practices they can implement.
  • Employee benefits. The pandemic is putting pressure on benefits plans as employees look for help to weather the crisis and employers face tough choices as they struggle to stay in business.
  • View from the Top. BI interviews Danielle Lisenbey of Broadspire Services about how the third-party administrator is responding to the crisis.

The May issue will also take a deep dive into the world of cybercrimes, with a cover story that follows the explosion in ransomware attacks on corporations and what they can do to prevent them.

According to Keith Kenner, Publisher, Business Insurance readers will be treated to a searching look at the new world faced by all parties to the insuring process: “Our editorial team, led by Gavin Souter, has pulled together the best and brightest insurance writers to assess the situation and to look ahead with sound experience and sound logic in their arsenal; the result will be the most important ‘read’ on this topic in the insurance field”.

For information on this timely Business Insurance feature, visit our Current Issue page on May 3rd.

Advertisers: Contact BI’s publisher, Keith Kenner, for our 2020 editorial lineup.

See Business Insurance’s hosted webinars on COVID-19 and its implications and other timely topics in the “Webinars” section on the Business Insurance Events page.

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