Category: COVID-19

Worsening Health Increases Need for Online Wellness Options, Insurance: Swiss Re

Roughly one-third of survey respondents in the U.S. reported a decline in physical or mental health over the past 12 months, leading to increased reliance on digital healthcare, according to a recent…

The TSA And Airlines Are No Longer Enforcing The Mask Mandate

After 14 months of required mask-wearing in public transportation, travelers can now decide for themselves whether to wear a face mask on a flight. Hours after a federal judge struck down the federal…

5th Cir. joins other courts, rejects COVID business interruption claim

By Allison Dunn | January 10, 2022 at 12:00 AM | The original version of this story was published on Texas Lawyer The courts have sided with insurers again as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth…

OSHA’s vaccine & testing mandate expected to return

“I do not view OSHA’s announcement about suspending activities related to implementing and enforcing the [emergency temporary standard] as anything other than a public acknowledgment that it is complying with the Fifth…

Lessons from the pandemic for event cancellation coverages

The Coachella Music Festival in California and Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. were canceled out of precautions related to the ongoing global pandemic. And then, the Tokyo Summer Olympics saw significant disruption,…

American workers are stressed out: What can employers do?

The challenges of the past pandemic year and a half have significantly impacted the mental health of workers across the U.S. A recent survey from The Conference Board pinpoints the driving factor of mental…

OSHA Updates Guidance for Unvaccinated & Other At-risk Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated guidance for COIVD-19 safety measures for higher-risk industries with workplaces that have mixed vaccination-status employees. The revised guidance recommends: Fully vaccinated workers in areas of substantial…

Making Return-to-work Plans Amid the Latest Pandemic Surge

Recent spikes in COVID-19 and lagging vaccination rates in some areas have raised concerns about how to proceed as many companies work to transition employees back to the office or hybrid arrangements this…

COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Cases are Hitting Courts

There are now 120 cases on appeal, in both state and federal courts, that allege insurance companies wrongfully denied coverage for pandemic-related business interruption claims. Lawyers are awaiting rulings from the Ohio…

OSHA’s new COVID program focuses on high-risk companies

Following through on a portion of President Joe Biden’s January executive order, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) with a focus on enforcement efforts for companies…