Recovering Your Loss: What You Need to Know About Business Interruption Insurance
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left not only massive physical damage, but also tremendous and long-lasting economic problems in their wake. Following such catastrophic circumstances, the performance of a business can be severely affected, which may result to temporary halt in operation and loss of profit. In times like this, Business Interruption (BI) insurance can offer essential protection to businesses of any size, structure or industry specialization. As the name suggests, BI insurance covers the loss of income caused by the interruption of business operation from an insured event, including natural disasters and other variety of causes stated in the policy.
This type of insurance is complex and diverse in its nature to accommodate the needs of different businesses. There are also many considerations that a business must evaluate before purchasing coverage. Because of this, it is important that businesses understand BI insurance to identify the most suitable coverage for the organization.
Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of Business Interruption insurance. Speakers, among other things, will also offer helpful insights on choosing the most appropriate coverage for various businesses.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this LIVE Webcast are:
- Business Interruption and Contingent Business Interruption Defined
- Policy and Insurance Coverage
- Indemnity Period
- Additional Coverage and Extensions of Coverage
- BI Policy Complexities and Confusions
- Coverage Issues in an Event of Loss
- Computing BI and CBI Losses
- Best Practices in Choosing Coverage
Katherine J. Henry, Partner
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
- Understand the coverage that you are purchasing: BI/CBI insures loss of income and extra expense from physical damage to your property (BI) and other organizations’ property (CBI) resulting from a covered cause of loss.
- Understand the law and policy language on concurrent causation, which can dramatically limit the scope of coverage.
- Select limits based on a comprehensive assessment of a business interruption’s impact on your organization.
- Consider optional coverages such as extra expense and utility interruption.
- Understand period of indemnity and consider purchasing extended period to accommodate needed ramp-up time.
James L. McGovern, Founding Partner
McGovern & Greene LLP
- Claimants need to carefully review the policy coverage and present their claim in accordance with the policy requirements;
- Historical results, recent trends, and forecasts should all be considered when estimating losses;
- Lost Revenue does NOT equal Lost Profit. Claimants need to account for expenses avoided in order to properly identify “incremental profits” lost due to the interruption;
- Claimant’s should be prepared to show efforts to mitigate losses;
- Well documented claims are appreciated by adjusters and auditors and are more likely to be processed quickly.
Who Should Attend:
- Insurance Companies
- Insurance Lawyers
- Insurance Brokers
- Insurers’ Counsel
- Policyholders’ Counsel
- In-House Counsel for Insurers
- Corporate Risk Managers
- Insurance Claims Professionals
- Risk Managers
Katherine Henry is the Chair of the Policyholder Insurance Coverage team. Katherine’s practice focuses on meeting clients’ business objectives in matters involving insurance. She regularly advises Fortune 10 and other companies on complex insurance programs involving manuscript and specialty policies, including programs with multi-national coverage towers of $500 million to $1 billion, and programs incorporating various risk transfer and financing mechanisms, such as fronting programs, paid deductible programs, and collateral agreements. Her practice spans all aspects of policyholder insurance coverage, from initial policy placement and renewals to claims management and litigation, both in the United States and abroad.
Katherine Henry is the Chair of the Policyholder Insurance Coverage team. Katherine’s practice focuses on meeting clients’ business objectives in …
James McGovern is a founding partner of McGovern & Greene LLP (www.mcgoverngreene.com) a forensic accounting and litigation services consulting firm. He is a CPA, Certified in Financial Forensics and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He works as a consultant and expert witness on matters involving complex financial and economic damage issues, including those stemming from contract disputes, intellectual property infringement, construction claims, business interruption or devastation, shareholder/partnership disputes, and lost personal earnings. James is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association Damages and Injunctions Committee, a Past President of the National Contract Management Association, and an arbitrator for the AAA in cases involving complex financial issues. .
James’ expert witness experience includes testifying at deposition and/or trial in more than 70 cases. He has testified before federal and state courts, arbitration panels, and boards of contract appeals throughout the country.
James McGovern is a founding partner of McGovern & Greene LLP (www.mcgoverngreene.com) a forensic accounting and litigation services consulting firm. …
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Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast; Group-Internet Based
Basic knowledge of Business Interruption insurance
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Areas of Professional Practice
NASBA Field of Study:
Accounting - Technical
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