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Contaminants

Are you covered during a viral pandemic or outbreak?
Remain an educated consumer by keeping up to date on recent infections, viruses and global pandemics.

Call our team of Public Adjusters today at (844) 701-9995 to learn more about how we can help you recover from a contaminant or outbreak.

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What are viruses and contaminants?

Viruses are biological organisms that reproduce within the cells of a living host. They are much smaller and more complex than bacteria and are unable to multiply on their own, although they can survive out of the body for a window of time. During viral replication, the virus infects its host by attaching itself to a host cell and penetrating the cellular membrane. Viruses consist of genetic materials (DNA or RNA) surrounded by a protective coat of protein, called a capsid. After this replication process within a host, these new viruses can move on to continue the infection process of new hosts. Unlike other microorganisms, viruses are not affected by antibiotics and don’t have a cure. There are, however, antiviral drugs available to treat some specific infections.

Contaminants are substances that are classified as toxic, persistent and a cause for concern to the overall health of humans, plants, and animals. Something that becomes contaminated has the presence of an impurity or constituent that infects, spoils, corrupts or weakens a material, environment or physical body. Contaminants can be classified into three categories: physical, biological and chemical.

The best way to prevent the spread of any virus or bacteria is to get vaccinated and practice good health and hygiene habits. For a CDC and EPA approved disinfectant, use Bioesque Solutions

Insurance Products and Coverage Issues

Commercial property and general liability claims

If your policy covers losses resulting from bodily injury or property damage caused by infectious diseases, you may held liable if a disease is contracted in your property or business.

Medical malpractice claims

As the number of cases increase, so does the failure to properly diagnose, treat or quarantine coronavirus.

Common travel claims

Global travelers may claim failure to prevent exposure or warn travelers of the risks of exposure.

Event Cancellation policies

Insures against loss arising out of the cancellation, interruption, or postponement of a covered event, so long as the source of the cancellation or postponement is covered under the insured’s policy.

Business interruption insurance

(also known as business income insurance) is a type of insurance that covers the loss of income that a business suffers after a disaster. The income loss covered may be due to disaster-related closing of the business facility or due to the rebuilding process after a disaster.

Insurance carriers may be changing coverage to exclude or limit exposures to coronavirus-type claims. Carriers may try to add, broaden or “clarify” exclusions, or sub limit exposures on renewals or new business. Stay informed of the latest policy changes to remain an educated consumer.

Quick tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

In order to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep yourself healthy, follow these simple practices:

  • Wash your hands for 20+ seconds with soap and warm water. Or about the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, nose or any open wounds. Don’t forget to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Regularly disinfect your home and workspace. Keeping the environments that you frequent clean and disinfected is essential. For a CDC and EPA approved disinfectant, use Bioesque Solutions
  • Disinfect your electronic devices. Your cell phone, laptop, headphones and other devices can carry germs – clean them regularly.
  • If you feel sick, stay home. Prevent spreading any sickness to your co-workers. In the case you feel ill, call your doctor immediately and document your symptoms.
  • Keep distance from crowded public spaces. The safest way to prevent the spread of a virus to avoid large crowds and public transportation. Use a napkin or handkerchief to touch public handles.
  • Keep hand sanitizer on you at all times. Make your own at home by mixing aloe vera, essential oils like lavender or tea tree, and medical-grade rubbing alcohol of at least 70% proof.

You can also find more information about the virus from these websites:

CDC / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (updated daily with advice for public)

World Health Organization

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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We understand how important it is for you to focus on your business goals, especially after a disaster hits. Any insurance claim process can delay your productivity and leave you buried in complex, frustrating negotiations with your insurance provider. Let us help put the pieces back together. We will diagnose the cause of loss properly, thoroughly document damages, ensure the proper mitigation companies are in place specific to your loss, get it right the first time, and expedite the entire claims process on your behalf.

Call us today at (844) 701-9995