Preventative Shutdown Endorsement
What is a Preventative Shutdown Endorsement?
The Preventative Shutdown Endorsement (PSE) may refer to an insurance policy provision that provides coverage for business interruption losses caused by the preventative or precautionary shutdown of a business. The intention of this coverage is to cover losses incurred due to a preventative shutdown, even if there is no physical damage to the business property.
Preventative Shutdown Endorsement in More Detail
Preventative shutdowns typically occur when a business needs to close temporarily in order to avoid a greater loss, such as from a natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstance. Such shutdowns may be ordered by a government entity, such as a state or local government, or may be voluntary, such as when a business decides to close in order to protect its workers and customers from a potential health hazard.
The Preventative Shutdown Endorsement helps businesses plan for the unexpected by providing coverage for losses that would not have occurred if the business had not been forced to shut down. This type of endorsement typically covers lost profits, additional operating expenses, and any other costs associated with the shutdown.
In order to be eligible for the Preventative Shutdown Endorsement, a business must demonstrate that it has taken reasonable measures to protect against potential losses. This includes having a preventative plan in place, such as a business continuity plan, as well as other measures to minimize risk.
The Preventative Shutdown Endorsement is an important coverage for businesses that want to protect themselves from the financial losses that may be incurred due to a preventative or precautionary closure. This coverage helps businesses plan for the unexpected and ensures that they are not left with costly bills that could have been avoided with proper preventative measures.
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