After every hurricane, as soon as the wind stops blowing claim denials “blow in” relating to business income, spoilage, and off-premises utility failure. Situations like this came up in 1992 after Andrew, after the very active 2004 storm season, after Katrina, after Sandy, and after the 2016 and 2017 storm seasons. It’s not unique just to hurricanes either; the same issues arise after tornadoes, ice storms, and wildfires.
This class looks at the coverage provided for both direct damage and civil authority issues. The requirements to trigger coverage will be covered, as will exclusions, deductibles, and time limitations. Three ISO endorsement to provide additional coverage will be discussed. Numerous actual claims will be used as examples.