Damage control – Surviving a business interruption
Abstract: Whether it’s minor, such as a lightning strike that shuts down production for a day, or major, such as a lengthy labor strike, a business interruption not only reduces income, but also simultaneously creates new expenses. The key to surviving a business interruption is to restore normal operations as quickly as possible. Insurance plays a critical role. This article explains business interruption insurance, how to file a claim, what to do to mitigate loss, and how to establish a loss period. A sidebar addresses scope-of-coverage issues.