Provision in business interruption insurance that excludes coverage for continuing the wages of rank and file employees. Business interruption insurance covers an employer for loss of earnings, including payroll expense, that occurs when a business must be shut down as a result of a direct insurable loss, such as a fire. However, in order to save on the premium, an employer may not want payroll coverage for ordinary workers because if the business were temporarily shut down, the workers could be replaced. In this case, the endorsement would be written to cover only officers and key employees.
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