A “real uptick in claims” for Legionnaires’ Disease

Bill Pritchard, Beacon Hill’s President and CEO recently contributed to an article that was published by Insurance Business America:

A “real uptick in claims” for Legionnaires’ Disease

A week ago, Legionnaires’ Disease hit the headlines when an outbreak occurred at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. In that case, nine people who visited the theme park in September developed the disease. Three more people, who had been nearby but had not visited Disneyland also got sick, including one person with additional health issues who died. Legionnaires’ Disease, from Legionella bacteria, is contracted when people breathe water vapors or mist from contaminated water, including from water treatment towers, hot tubs, and air conditioning systems. Two water towers at Disneyland, which had elevated Legionella levels, were shut down and chemically treated. Bill Pritchard, president and CEO of wholesale brokerage Beacon Hill Associates, said there had been a “real uptick” in Legionnaires’ claims in recent months, as more people become aware of the disease and the insurance coverage. Read the complete article on the Insurance Business America website >>