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Small Business Owners, Insurance Experts Discuss Role of Business Interruption Insurance

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Washington, May 21, 2020 | comments

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of small business owners and experts on the topic of business interruption insurance.  Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development Ranking Member Troy Balderson (R-OH) led the conversation for Committee Republicans.

Panelists and Members had a productive discussion about the role and limitations of business interruption insurance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.  They also highlighted problems with retroactively requiring coverage for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists included:

  • Mr. Sean Kevelighan, CEO, Insurance Information Institute, New York, NY
  • Mr. Chris Morrow, Owner, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT & Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Mr. Francisco Schlotterbeck, CEO, Maya Cinemas, Pasadena, CA
  • Mr. Mark Shaker, Co-Founder, Stanley Marketplace, Aurora, CO
  • Mr. John W. Houghtaling, II, Managing Partner, Gauthier Murphy & Houghtaling LLC, Metairie, LA
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