Louisiana Seeks to Protect Businesses, Big or Small, from COVID-19Louisiana, like many other states, has proposed two insurance coverage bills in response to COVID-19’s devastating impact on businesses. While Louisiana’s House bill is limited to small businesses, the Senate bill is not. Both require insurers to cover COVID-19 related losses under certain circumstances.

House Bill 858 requires every insurance policy issued to insureds with

Check Your Commercial Property Policy for Potential Coverage for COVID-19If your organization sustains COVID-19 losses, carefully examine your commercial property insurance policy for coverage. Although your insurer may deny coverage by claiming that your policy requires physical loss or property damage, do not accept that assertion. Adhesion or attachment of the coronavirus onto an insured’s property may constitute “direct physical loss” and trigger coverage

States Look to Business Interruption Insurance Coverage to Save Small Businesses from COVID-19As COVID-19 halts commercial activity throughout the United States, states have jumped into action to preserve insurance coverage for small businesses. New Jersey led the way by proposing legislation requiring property policies to cover business interruption losses resulting from COVID-19:

“[n]otwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, every policy