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Testing During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By Burg Simpson
May 4, 2020
3 min read
Notice of New Bulletin Adopted – B-4.108 Policy Directives for COVID-19 Testing during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Shareholder Thomas W. Henderson, the Chair of the Bad Faith Insurance division at Burg Simpson, continues to provide updates on insurance issues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic:

Notice of New Bulletin Adopted – B-4.108 Policy Directives for COVID-19 Testing during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

The Colorado Insurance Division would like to provide notice that the Commissioner has adopted the following new bulletin:

B-4.108 Policy Directives for COVID-19 Testing during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

In light of the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 003 (Executive Order) declaring a disaster emergency due to COVID-19, and the extension of the disaster emergency in Executive Order D 2020 032 for an additional 30 days, the Colorado Division of Insurance (the Division) is issuing this bulletin to provide clarification regarding the testing, diagnosis, and screening for COVID-19 and insurers’ obligations under Emergency Regulation 20-E-01, Concerning Coverage and Cost Sharing Requirements for Commercial Insurance Market Coverage of COVID-19 Claims.

Additional information regarding insurance and COVID-19 can be found on the Division’s website via the button below:

COVID-19 and Insurance

This bulletins, and other Division bulletins, can be found on the Division website via the button below:

DOI Bulletins 

 

About Thomas W. Henderson

Burg Simpson shareholder Thomas W. Henderson is the Chair of the Bad-Faith Insurance division of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He focuses his legal practice on representing policyholders in suing insurance companies for bad faith and getting insurance companies to pay what the insurance policy promises to pay. Mr. Henderson spent the first twenty years of his practice representing the insurance companies, answering their questions about whether the policy provided coverage for various claims, and even defending them when they were sued.Mr. Henderson uses his unusual background to his clients’ advantage because he knows where the weak spots are, where the smoking guns are hidden and how best to structure his clients’ cases to maximize the potential of getting the insurance companies to pay. Tom represents both individual consumers and businesses in their pursuit of insurance claims. For consumers, this includes auto, uninsured and underinsured motorists, homeowners, renters, liability, property, health, disability, and life insurance claims. For businesses, this includes auto, liability, property, lost profits, directors and officers, professional liability, and construction insurance claims. These claims can range from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.

 

 

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