With the business press and financial markets reflecting deep concern this spring over the long-term effects of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, companies around the world are asking: What are some of the best practices we can deploy now to cope with future catastrophic events? Companies with operations, customers and suppliers in Japan are working to address the immediate challenges faced by their employees, colleagues and vendors; many others are participating in grassroots relief efforts. In addition to these fundamental initiatives, companies around the world can best address their employees, customers and stakeholders’ concerns by focusing on their own preparedness – including a detailed policy audit of their business interruption coverage, available extensions of coverage, exclusions and business interruption values. Most business owners and senior risk executives have an understanding of their property and liability insurance needs and dollar limits and are comfortable purchasing coverage that protects their companies from a loss
Exploring Business Interruption Insurance in the Wake of DisasterWritten by BOB GLASSER
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