Understanding E&O Insurance
E&O insurance (errors and omissions), synonymous with professional liability insurance and malpractice insurance, is recommended for anyone who performs a professional service for a client. Service related professionals such as accountants, insurance agents, lawyers, doctors, architects, engineers, advertising agencies, or anyone else that provides a professional service is at risk for lawsuits arising from claims of negligence or a failure to perform expected duties.
What is Covered by E&O Insurance?
While policies can vary depending upon business type and carrier options, in general E&O insurance protects professionals from things that are not covered by general liability insurance; claims of negligence, claims of failure to perform services, alleged mistakes, bad advice, or misrepresentations. It also helps cover legal defense fees in the event of a lawsuit.
E&O insurance is typically issued on a claims-made basis, which means that the insurance covers only events that occur while the coverage is active. For this reason, it is important to maintain coverage at all times and at the end of a business lifecycle, a ‘tail’ can be purchased to protect the principals and producers for several years after the business has closed.
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A lawsuit can be very costly, time-consuming, and damaging to a business. Having the right E&O insurance coverage can reduce or eliminate potential damages. E&O insurance policies can vary greatly depending on the kind of business you are in, and the type of service you provide. At Two Rivers National Insurance Agency, we will meet with you in person to discuss your situation, give you a comprehensive breakdown of your options, and come up with a customized insurance plan that meets your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more.