Ohio and Massachusetts have followed New Jersey’s lead, introducing legislation intended to force insurers to pay business interruption losses related to COVID-19.  The articles linked below, originally published by well-respected coverage attorneys at White and Williams, LLP.

Ohio Follows NJ: Legislature Introduces Bill to Force Insurers to Pay for COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Losses
March 25, 2020
By: Anthony L. Miscioscia and Timothy A. Carroll; White and Williams, LLP
Description: Yesterday, on March 24, 2020, following in New Jersey’s footsteps, the Ohio legislature introduced a bill, H.B. No. 589, “[t]o require insurers offering business interruption insurance to cover losses attributable to viruses and pandemics,” by which the legislature is referring to COVID-19.
 
Massachusetts Joins the Fray, Introduces Bill Forcing Insurers to Pay for COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Losses
March 25, 2020
By: Eric B. Hermanson, Anthony L. Miscioscia, and Timothy A. Carroll; White and Williams, LLP
Description: Massachusetts legislators had introduced their own COVID-19 bill — making it the third such bill in the span of about two weeks.