Washington tribes sue insurance group for virus coverage

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Two Washington state Native tribes have sued a group of insurance providers they say have not covered claims for business losses resulting from the coronavirus. The Kitsap Sun reported the Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes filed separate lawsuits against Tribal First Alliant Underwriting Solutions. The civil claims filed earlier this month say the tribes bought $50 million of coverage in policies that should cover losses caused by the pandemic outbreak. The lawsuits say the insurance group must provide broad coverage for losses resulting from any cause unless expressly excluded in the policies, which do not exclude diseases.

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