US Government Shutdown: Key Risk and Insurance Considerations

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The current US government shutdown — which has set a record for the longest shutdown in US history — began on December 22, 2018 and remains ongoing as of this writing. Amid the uncertainty of how long it will last, businesses are facing a number of challenges, and the risks grow each day.

With no end in sight, organizations should keep tabs on what is happening and how they are affected. And risk professionals should consider whether and how the shutdown could affect their organizations’ operations, revenues, and risk profiles and whether various forms of insurance coverage could respond.

In the following pages, Marsh specialists share their views on the implications of the shutdown on various risk areas and industries.