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September 9, 2015

Risk and insurance lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak of 2014

Source: http://www.insidecounsel.com, September 1, 2015 By: Michael H. Sampson and Caitlin R. Garber Familiarity with insurance coverage is a must. Epidemics, disease outbreaks and pandemics often garner significant media coverage. In 2014, Ebola captured headlines across the world. At other times, the H1N1 flu, measles, Legionnaires’ disease, or some other disease has grabbed the public’s […]

November 5, 2014

Ebola Exclusions From Commercial Insurance Policies

Source: http://www.mondaq.com, October 30, 2014 By: Heidi A. Lawson and Scott A. Rader, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Last week we wrote about a new business interruption insurance policy that is being rolled out to healthcare providers which will provide specific coverage for various ebola-related losses. This week we note that some […]

November 5, 2014

Economic And Insurance Risk Considerations For Hospitals And Healthcare Providers In Dealing With Ebola – Part One

Source: http://www.mondaq.com, November 2, 2014 By: Robb S. Harvey, Neil B. Krugman and Mark M. Bell, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis The news media has reported extensively on the arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States, and has provided substantial detail about the first United States citizens to contract the virus. First, healthcare […]

October 30, 2014

Insurance Coverage For Possible Ebola Claims

Source: http://www.mondaq.com, October 29, 2014 By: Marshall Gilinsky and Diana Shafter Gliedman, Anderson Kill Originally published in Anderson Kill’s Policyholder Alert, October 2014 As Americans absorb news of the first Ebola cases on U.S. soil, job one is to maintain perspective, and confidence in the ability of U.S. public officials and health care providers to […]

October 28, 2014

Potential spread of Ebola virus raises insurance coverage concerns

Source: http://www.businessinsurance.com, October 26, 2014 By: Douglas McLeod Ace Ltd. issues exclusion for some policies The possible spread of the Ebola virus in the United States is raising coverage concerns under commercial insurance ranging from general liability to the business interruption protection of property policies. Potential problems — such as whether an Ebola case triggers […]

October 23, 2014

Some Insurers Exclude Ebola; Others Offer New Products

Source: http://www.insurancejournal.com, October 23, 2014 By: Carolyn Cohn, Rihard Naidu and Avik Das As fear of Ebola infections spreads to developed economies, U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions. As a result, new policies and renewals will […]

October 23, 2014

Ebola’s Impact on Insurance Lines

Source: http://www.claimsjournal.com, October 23, 2014 By: Denise Johnson As fears that an Ebola pandemic is on the horizon, many businesses are looking to insurers to allay their fears. While it is an outbreak could potentially impact several lines of insurance including, workers’ compensation, business interruption, supply chain disruption, general liability and directors & officers, Randy […]

October 23, 2014

All Businesses Should Review Insurance Coverage In Face Of Ebola Crisis

Source: http://www.mondaq.com, October 22, 2014 By: Michael H. Sampson, Courtney C. T. Horrigan and Caitlin R. Garber, Reed Smith Every day, there is a new story about Ebola in the media. While some commentators suggest that the threat of Ebola in the United States is overblown – and we hope they are right – now […]

October 23, 2014

Insurer Warns About Ebola and Coverage

Source: Dow Jones News Service, October 21, 2014 By: Leslie Scism A major insurer is warning customers it may impose restrictions on Ebola-related liability claims for businesses and organizations with employees traveling to West Africa, in what is believed to be the first such move by the insurance industry as economic ripple effects of the […]

October 22, 2014

Financial Cost Of Ebola Crisis Sparks Insurance Coverage Questions

Source: http://www.mondaq.com, October 17, 2014 By: Michael H. Sampson, Courtney C. T. Horrigan, John N. Ellison, Kevin B. Dreher and David E. Weiss, Reed Smith Ebola has become a worldwide crisis. It has ravaged Liberia and other West African countries. It has been diagnosed in Europe. And, cases are now being reported in the United […]

October 22, 2014

Possible insurance ramifications of Ebola outbreak

Source: http://www.advisenrisknetwork.com, October 15, 2014 By: Chad Hemenway We’ve wondered about the insurance implications of the Ebola virus as its entrance into the US and other countries has stoked concern and prompted leaders at the highest levels to think of, and plan to mitigate, worst-case scenarios. The UN Security Council called the Ebola virus “a […]

October 16, 2014

Bill for cleanup of Ebola-tainted apartment: over $100K

Source: http://www.usatoday.com, October 9, 2014 By: Todd Unger Hazardous-cleanup companies get a lot of odd requests, but nothing prepared the crew at CG Environmental for this past week. A 15-person team spent the weekend decontaminating the Dallas apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, had stayed since coming Sept. 20 to the United States […]

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