Pa. insurance commissioner warns businesses of increased liability if they reopen without governor’s OK

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Businesses in counties that decide to ignore Gov. Tom Wolf’s phased-in reopening plan may be putting their insurance coverage at risk, warned Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman.

She said it’s a bad idea for any business to defy the governor’s order at this point, especially if it is located in a “red” zone. A clause in most insurance policies excludes coverage for businesses or individuals engaging in illegal acts or criminal conduct.