On Monday, March 23, Governor Baker issued his “COVID-19 Order No. 13,” titled by the Governor as an “Order Assuring Continued Operation of Essential Services in the Commonwealth, Closing Certain Workplaces, And Prohibiting Gatherings of More Than 10 People.”
The Commissioner issued on Monday, Bulletin 2020-05, entitled “Flexibility in the Issuance and Administration of Insurance during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Public Health Crisis.”
Any businesses affected by shutdowns and shortages from the Covid-19 pandemic will naturally ask their agents if any of their insurance policies might offer them any relief. This article discusses what coverages might be available.
The Commissioner recommends that insurers waive deductibles, copays, and coinsurance for Coronavirus testing and treatment.
The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts has decided what it called a “close” case, Green Mountain Insurance Company v. Wakelin.