Governor Evers Clarifies Small Business Interruption Insurance

Date: March 27, 2020

The Evers Administration issued guidance for essential businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency, including business interruption insurance and loans and grants.

The administration encouraged small business owners to first check to see what their policy covers. Then, talk to their insurance agent or company about their coverage. If they are unsure whether or not financial losses from the COVID-19 outbreak are covered, they should file a claim with their insurer. 

A Frequently Asked Questions document regarding business interruption insurance is available here. The Governor’s Administration also encourages anyone who believes they have been improperly denied coverage to visit http://ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/complaints/public/ for more information about the complaint process.

Multiple state agencies have mobilized to support Wisconsin consumers and businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Here is a list of state and federal resources specifically for businesses at https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/covid-19-response/.

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