Like dialogue from a bad movie, the stories wrapped around the Ebola virus in recent times leave one looking for the exit. But here, unfortunately, there is no exit, and an Ebola script will continue to be written.
The questions are what to do about it and what role property and casualty insurance can play.
As is the norm in insurance coverage issues, the answer must be: It depends. And counterintuitively, some exclusions in liability and property insurance policies, which don’t specifically exclude viruses, may leave the door open for policyholders to collect on Ebola-related losses from such policies.