The World Health Organization has labelled novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic and the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 150,000.  Companies suffering losses that they believe are attributable to COVID-19 or desiring to seek insurance to potentially cover losses resulting from COVID-19, should discuss these issues with their insurance broker(s) and risk manager(s) to assess the extent of coverage available.  While the exact legal duties owed by insurance brokers to their clients vary from state-to-state, brokers are typically required to use at least reasonable care, diligence and judgment in procuring the insurance coverage requested by an insured.
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