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Property and Casualty

COVID-19 Report

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Property and Casualty

COVID-19 Report

Washington

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On March 25, 2020, the Washington Insurance Commissioner issued Emergency Order No. 20-03 ordering all insurers as follows:

  • Between March 25, 2020, and May 9, 2020, all insurers transacting property and casualty insurance business shall provide grace periods for nonpayment of premium and shall waive otherwise applicable charges and fees associated with nonpayment of premium, such as late fees and reinstatement fees.
  • Between March 25, 2020, and May 9, 2020, no property and casualty insurer shall cancel a policy issued for nonpayment of premium, unless specifically directed to do so by the insured.

WA Emergency Order

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April 16, 2020

On April 7, 2020 the Washington Commissioner of Insurance issued a press release urging insurers to consider refunds of auto premiums to drivers.

WA Press Release

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April 24, 2020

On April 17, 2020, the Washington Commissioner of Insurance issued a press release outlining his polling of insurers in Washington that provide business interruption coverage and found that only two insurers offer coverage for pandemic events through their base policy. An additional 15 insurers offered limited coverage through endorsements to standard policies. The press release lists the names of insurers in each category.

WA Press Release

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May 08, 2020

On April 30, 2020, the Washington Insurance Commissioner issued Emergency Order No. 20-05 to all property and casualty insurers extending deadlines for property insurance claims with building repairs by 60 days.

WA EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 20-05

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July 14, 2020

On June 25, 2020, the Washington Insurance Commissioner extends Emergency Order No. 20-05 issued on April 27, 2020, to June 25, 2020. The order pertains to property insurance claims with building repairs by 60 days.

WA Order

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