Insurance company backtracks after saying it won't cover job-related COVID-19 for Arizona firefighters

  • Source: KTVK-TV 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 (
  • Published: 03/24/2020 12:00 AM

Fire departments in Arizona went straight to the state Capitol Monday after a workers' compensation insurance company said their firefighters would not receive coverage if they contracted COVID-19 on the job. A voicemail was sent to Arizona's Family confirming that's what 7710 Insurance said, but the company is now admitting they made a mistake. But fire departments are still waiting for that confirmation themselves. It was last Tuesday, March 17, when the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority got a voicemail from 7710 insurance. “At this time, 7710 is not considering paying indemnity and benefits for people who are placed in quarantine. We are viewing it as, um, part of the hazards of life which the general public is exposed,” the woman said on the voicemail.


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