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COVID-19: The Highs & Lows for the Insurance Industry

The COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on individuals, society, business and the wider economy across the globe. The insurance industry has not escaped its impact but insurers have responded quickly to the crisis. As the broader economy recovers and responds to the pandemic, insurers will face a number of challenges but also see many new opportunities in the medium to long term.
The objective of this course is to educate the attendant on key impacts and actions being taken across the insurance industry in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  We will discuss the practical and ethical aspects of evaluating, defending and litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims. The presentation will provide an update on the current status of the law, emerging trends in the law, legal strategies, and potential considerations and solutions.  The presentations will include a broad spectrum of topics addressing a variety of insurance related topics.


Topics will include (PDF copies of the presentation will be available the day before the webinar):

COVID-19 Travel Insurance for Coronavirus Coverage - Brent Cooper
Property Insurance Coverage Issues Associated with COVID-19 - Julie Shehane
Will General Liability Insurance Respond to COVID-19 Claims? - Fred Shuchart
COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance: What You Need to Know - Rob Witmeyer
COVID-19 and Auto Coverage - Aaron Stendell
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover COVID-19? - Klayton Hiland
D&O Risk: Dealing With Liability Caused by COVID-19 - Nisha Byers
Good Faith Handling of Covid Insurance Claims - TBD


Continuing Education 

TDI CE: Provider #32551 
This course has been approved by the Texas Department of Insurance in the amount of 3.5 general credit hours and .5 ethics credit hours.  Cooper & Scully, P.C. is a Texas Department of Insurance registered provider.

Texas MCLE 
This course is pending approval by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3.75 general credit hours with .5 hours couting towards legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.