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COVID-19 continues to spread globally, presenting unprecedented risks to people, businesses, and economies. The virus generally causes symptoms similar to a cold or flu; in some cases, it has proven fatal. Organizations must prepare to respond to and recover from a range of impacts to their people, operations, and business as any delay could mean significant consequences later.

Throughout this hub you will find thought leadership, expert views, links to government and NGO sites, and solutions and strategies that you can apply as you navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Recent disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19, the Zika virus, Ebola (Zaire strain), and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), bring to light a critical threat that should be proactively addressed. They underscore the importance of effective outbreak, epidemic, and pandemic planning and response to minimize and mitigate employee and operational risk and reduce social and economic disruptions. Planning and response must include financial and business resilience measures and the ability to quickly react and adjust to changing scenarios.






Key questions to ask:

  • Do you know what needs to be done now to protect your people and business interests?
  • Do you know how your organisation might be impacted in the near and medium term?
  • Do you have confidence in your plans to be able to respond and quickly recover?
  • How long can your people and systems cope under these extraordinary circumstances?
  • Does your insurance provide any cover for this crisis?

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Health, Safety, and Insurance Considerations

US organizations are implementing policies to protect employees amid the coronavirus outbreak. Employers must also review workers’ compensation insurance policies as part of preparations.

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New COVID-19 Outbreak: Immediate Steps for Multinationals

It is important for multinational organizations to take action now to protect people and operations.

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COVID-19 Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Hundreds of cases of the coronavirus have been reported and the World Health Organization (WHO) is considering the outbreak "a high risk, regionally and globally."

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How to Put People First As the COVID-19 Outbreak Grows

In the face of this risk, it’s important that businesses take steps to plan for and protect against the potential implications for revenues, operations, customers, vendors and, especially, employees.

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COVID-19 Employee Mental Resilience

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread around the world, uncertainty is growing among people; not only does the virus seem to evolve, public opinion about the outbreak shifts rapidly amidst the spread of unverified news.

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Pandemic Preparedness Check

During a pandemic, the resilience of an organization is significantly strained when managing requirements related to employee health and continued operations.

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Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics: Preparedness and Response Strategies

The novel COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks pose social and economic risks that businesses can address through appropriate risk transfer and mitigation strategies.

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Coronavirus Planning, Response, and Recovery

During a special Marsh webcast, panelists looked at how businesses can respond to and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and prepare for future outbreaks.

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COVID-19: Preparing for Business Interruption and Other Claims

Organizations are preparing for possible effects of COVID-19 on their operations.

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COVID–19 Resilience

Our fact sheet provides an action plan and guidance on preparing for and responding to the novel COVID–19 outbreak.

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COVID-19: What are the Trade and Insurance Implications?

The COVID-19 outbreak and efforts to contain its spread are disrupting economic activity - what are the implications for the trade credit and surety insurance markets?

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How Volatility in Oil Prices Caused by COVID-19 Could Affect Shipping and Insurance

The spread of COVID-19 and its impact on global oil prices will have implications on the marine insurance market.

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COVID-19: Employers Beware of Potential Liabilities

Businesses must be mindful of the potential liability claims that could result from corporate and human resources policies adopted amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19: The Impact on the Cargo Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on supply chains will affect the cargo industry and could leave cargo owners and carriers less insured than they imagine.

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Managing COVID-19 Outbreak’s Continuing Effects

During a special Marsh webcast – now available for replay - panelists discussed how businesses can manage the coronavirus’ continuing effects.

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