Special Coverage: COVID-19

UK Insurance Ruling Is ‘Massive Boost’ for Businesses: Hiscox Action Group

Posted: Jan 15, 2021

UK Insurance Ruling Is ‘Massive Boost’ for Businesses: Hiscox Action Group A UK Supreme Court insurance judgment substantially in favor of policyholders will be a "massive boost" for British businesses currently suffering from a third government lockdown, the Hiscox Action ...

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Initial Reactions to UK Supreme Court’s Ruling on Business Interruption Claims

Posted: Jan 15, 2021

Initial Reactions to UK Supreme Court’s Ruling on Business Interruption Claims Insurers, policyholders and industry observers have issued comments on the UK Supreme Court's ruling that insurers should pay small businesses for many business interruption claims from the COVID-19 ...

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UK Supreme Court Rules Businesses Should Be Insured for COVID-19 Claims

Posted: Jan 15, 2021

UK Supreme Court Rules Businesses Should Be Insured for COVID-19 Claims Small businesses, from restaurants to nightclubs and wedding planners to beauty parlors, on Friday won the right to insurance payouts after Britain's highest court ruled many policies should cover ...

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U.K. Supreme Court rules insurance policies cover COVID-19 losses

Posted: Jan 15, 2021

The ruling comes as another blow to an industry that has endured one of its toughest years ever.

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COVID workers' comp claims grew 'noticeably' in Q2 2020

Posted: Jan 15, 2021

While COVID-related claims were up, non-COVID-related claims fell by as much as 30% for most states compared with 2019.

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Three ways the pandemic has affected renewable energy

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Insurance brokers should understand the new and unique challenges renewable energy businesses are facing during COVID-19.

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Responding to the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers Compensation

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Responding to the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers Compensation The workers compensation system has faced extraordinary challenges in the past 12 months. They just aren't the same issues we thought we would be addressing when the pandemic hit the U.S. in March ...

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5 insurance issues to watch in 2021

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Political polarization, changes to workers’ comp and COVID claims are just a few of the issues that will make waves throughout the insurance world in 2021.

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Ship Insurers Ready to Hike Rates After Red Sea Violence

Posted: Jan 13, 2021

Ship Insurers Ready to Hike Rates After Red Sea Violence Insurers are set to raise the cost of providing cover for merchant ships through the Red Sea after a series of incidents that have hit vessels around Saudi Arabian waters, industry sources said. The ...

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From Surviving to Thriving: How One Agency Adjusted to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Serving the personal and commercial insurance needs of clients throughout the pandemic requires rethinking operations, adjusting communications, and above all, remaining flexible.

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Who is liable if a vaccine goes wrong?

Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Insurers won't underwrite the risks of COVID-19 vaccines, so the question now is whether the burden will fall on governments or manufacturers.

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Small insurance firms in the U.K. are reeling from the pandemic

Posted: Jan 11, 2021

An FCA study found that thousands of financial services firms in the U.K. are at risk of failure due to the economic fallout from COVID-19.

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British Officials Claim They Had to Bear Liability in Exchange for Vaccine Deals

Posted: Jan 11, 2021

British Officials Claim They Had to Bear Liability in Exchange for Vaccine Deals Britain had no choice but to agree to bear liability if claims were made against vaccine makers as part of supply deals, officials said on Monday, adding that approval for three of the candidates ...

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Keep on Truckin’: Why the Trucking Industry Is Looking to Freight for Success in 2021

Posted: Jan 10, 2021

As COVID-19 spread across the country the trucking industry lead the charge in quelling consumers appetites for critical goods. As more people continue to work from home and consumer demand continues, haulers of goods continue to be in demand.

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The perils of pandemic worker's comp premium audits

Posted: Jan 10, 2021

Insurers and insureds are facing confusion and high costs, among other issues, as states issue emergency rules amidst COVID-19.

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How catastrophes and COVID-19 are changing business trends for P&C

Posted: Jan 07, 2021

For most lines, premium volume had been rising through the end of 2019. 2020 abruptly changed that.

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Small businesses hit hard by COVID-19 say insurers came up short in 2020

Posted: Jan 06, 2021

For the first time in 8 years of the J.D. Power study, customer satisfaction amongst commercial insureds declined in 2020.

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Judge denies agent's request to dismiss gym's COVID coverage suit

Posted: Jan 06, 2021

The judge ruled it is still unclear whether the “reasonable expectations” doctrine can be applied to a commercial insured, including the gym.

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Can employers require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Posted: Jan 06, 2021

Here's what legal experts are saying along with tips to help employers evaluate whether to implement a mandatory vaccination program.

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World Bank Working With 100-Plus Countries to Resolve COVID Vaccine Legal Hurdles

Posted: Jan 05, 2021

World Bank Working With 100-Plus Countries to Resolve COVID Vaccine Legal Hurdles The World Bank is working closely with over 100 countries to pave the way for them to receive low-interest loans and funding to purchase and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, World Bank Group President ...

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Statistics

Global Stats

Confirmed cases

95,434,403

Reported deaths

2,038,668

Active cases

25,254,220

Recovered cases

68,141,515

U.S. Stats

Confirmed cases

24,460,550

Reported deaths

407,042

Active cases

9,631,082

Recovered cases

14,422,426

U.S. Cases by State

State Confirmed cases Reported deaths
California 2,979,756 33,448
Texas 2,130,693 32,839
Florida 1,571,279 24,138
New York 1,275,117 41,002
Illinois 1,068,829 20,050
Ohio 826,755 10,203
Georgia 815,995 12,296
Pennsylvania 772,747 19,346
Tennessee 685,321 8,391
North Carolina 674,637 8,083
Arizona 673,882 11,266
New Jersey 627,221 20,477
Indiana 590,211 9,310
Michigan 581,785 14,669
Wisconsin 521,794 5,451
Missouri 471,497 6,821
Massachusetts 470,140 13,652
Minnesota 446,380 5,995
Virginia 439,305 5,729
Alabama 422,598 6,120
South Carolina 388,184 6,237
Colorado 374,981 5,379
Louisiana 368,980 8,203
Oklahoma 354,979 2,987
Kentucky 326,675 3,127
Maryland 326,445 6,567
Utah 323,837 1,493
Iowa 304,910 4,323
Washington 290,680 4,001
Arkansas 271,154 4,311
Nevada 261,573 3,779
Kansas 258,588 3,519
Mississippi 252,475 5,521
Connecticut 223,422 6,594
Nebraska 180,910 1,837
New Mexico 163,637 2,932
Idaho 155,276 1,605
Oregon 133,205 1,800
West Virginia 108,821 1,776
South Dakota 105,544 1,656
Rhode Island 104,443 2,005
North Dakota 95,864 1,384
Montana 89,393 1,092
Delaware 70,294 1,016
New Hampshire 56,864 933
Alaska 50,296 228
Wyoming 49,068 522
District Of Columbia 33,851 850
Maine 33,559 511
Hawaii 24,353 322
Vermont 10,057 163
Puerto Rico 149,353 1,703
Guam 7,484 127
United States Virgin Islands 2,260 24
Northern Mariana Islands 128 2
American Samoa 3 0
US Military 196,598 210
Veteran Affairs 190,958 7,902
Federal Prisons 49,048 193
Navajo Nation 26,287 915
Grand Princess Ship 122 7
Wuhan Repatriated 3 0
Diamond Princess Ship 46 0