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New E-Book Primer Offers Insights into COVID-19 Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Claims

April 20, 2020
Scott Seaman, Judy Selby, Kyle Medley, Matthew Ferlazzo


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The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has impacted virtually all industries and sectors, including insurance. As the pandemic continues to spread, insurers are being inundated with COVID-19-related claims. To help insurers navigate these unprecedented times and challenges, Hinshaw's global Insurance Services Practice Group has authored an e-book titled, "Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Primer On Coronavirus (COVID-19) Claims." The primer is Volume IV in Hinshaw's series of On the Law guides, which are prepared for legal and insurance professionals.

This primer provides an overview of some lines of coverage that will likely be impacted by COVID-19-related claims including:

Throughout the primer, we provide examples of the types of claims that may be made under these lines of insurance and identify some key points and coverage issues that may be presented under these policy types. We also provide an overview of reinsurance issues and discuss issues raised by COVID-19-related coverage actions that have been filed by policyholders to date.

Please note, the Appendix includes the following articles which Hinshaw published previously:

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 12 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.