A recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit underscores two important pieces of advice policyholders should follow to ensure that their insurance policies cover the entities that the policyholder intends to insure.
  

First, policyholders should read and review their insurance policies upon receipt because untimely discovery of a mistake may preclude a later claim for reformation of the policy.  


Second, policyholders, especially those who operate through subsidiaries or affiliated entities, should ensure that their insurance policies include all such entities as named or additional insureds.