On May 12, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill requiring insurers to go on record as to whether their policies, which provide coverage for the loss of use and occupancy and business interruption, cover global virus transmission or pandemics. The law first requires an insurer to disclose to new and renewing insureds whether the policy provides such coverage. The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance prescribes the form and manner of providing this notice for this first provision. The law also requires any insurer who has in force such a policy to so inform its insured in writing (via mail or electronic means) within 30 days of the date of enactment.
Reprinted courtesy of Edward M. Koch, White and Williams LLP and Felix S. Yelin, White and Williams LLP
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