In conjunction with the Locke Lord COVID-19 task force, we are reviewing, analyzing, and compiling regulatory updates to provide clients easy access to information during this unprecedented time.  If you have any questions on the subject matter below, do not hesitate to reach out.  The information below relates to state and federal bulletins, emergency orders, pending/enacted legislation, and other related actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All Lines of Insurance

D.C.:  On July 22, the Mayor of the District of Columbia issued Mayor’s Order 2020-079, extending the COVID-19 public health emergency and prior emergency orders until October 9, 2020.  As a result, Commissioner’s Order 03-2020 which prohibited the termination of insurance policies due to nonpayment remains in effect until October 9.

Health Insurance

Massachusetts:  On July 24, the Governor of Massachusetts issued COVID-19 Order No. 45, which requires a 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in Massachusetts subject to certain exceptions.  There is an exception for individuals performing critical infrastructure services.  Insurance is considered critical infrastructure services.