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Professional Liability / E&O Insurnace

Mistakes Can Happen

No matter how experienced or professional a person is, mistakes happen. Professional liability insurance or errors & omissions (E&O) insurance protects the business owner, employees and business from claims of negligence related to a professional service.

E&O insurance can also be required by your clients when entering into a contract.

Call our commercial lines specialist at 516-922-6500 to discuss this critical coverage and be sure you are protecting everything you worked so hard for.

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Who Needs E&O Insurance?

The simplest clerical error or proofreading mistake (even made by a trainee) can cost you, if it results in financial loss or damage to the reputation of one of your customers.  That’s why it’s important to understand the extent of your business liability insurance—it only protects your operation against bodily injury, property damage and advertising injury, not professional errors.

  • If your business provides a service or advice to clients for a fee, you should have E&O insurance.

  • If the service you provide can be incorrect or late, costing your client money or damaging their reputation, you should have E&O Insurance.

With an E&O insurance policy, you’ll have specialized liability protection against losses not covered by traditional business insurance.

What Does E&O Cover?

Errors and omissions protects you from claims in the event a customer or client sues your service business for negligent acts, errors or omissions occurring during business activities, and which potentially result in a financial loss for the client.

Errors and omissions insurance policies usually cover the business owner, both salaried and hourly employees, and subcontractors working on behalf of the business.

Errors and omissions insurance can be customized to meet your specific needs, no matter the business or industry. Real estate agents face different risks than printing companies, but both have potential to impact their customers lives and livelihoods if a mistake occurs.

Benefits of a specialized E&O policy may also include:

  • Monthly payment options to help spread out your payments so you can better manage your cash flow

  • Coverage of temporary staff, full-time employees, and independent contractors

  • Past work covering unforeseen claims arising from work completed before you were even insured, to a pre-agreed date

  • Worldwide coverage as long as the claim is filed in the U.S., one of its territories or Canada

  • Claims responsiveness when time is of the essence, especially in the event of an insurance claim

  • Tailored coverage for the specific risks of your field and industry

  • Knowledgeable agents who provide exceptional, passionate service

  • Coverage for contracts satisfying most standard contract insurance requirements

  • Fast and simple online quotes, or helpful agents, immediate coverage

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