Errors & Omissions Insurance
Errors & Omissions Insurance Information
Errors and Omissions Insurance in California
Errors and Omissions insurance policies, or E&O insurance, cover large legal defense costs sustained when trying to prove liability or innocence when a business is blamed for causing harm to someone else. E&O also covers the final judgment if the business owner does not win the lawsuit.
Lawsuits are commonplace in settling disputes. Protect yourself, your business and your reputation by investing in E&O insurance.
Supplementary liability insurance, E&O insurance enhances any business owner’s policy by safeguarding against catastrophic loss in the event of a lawsuit due to a negligent act, error or omission by the professional. In addition to claims of error, omission, or negligence, it can also protect against slander, libel and breach of contract.
Who Needs E&O Coverage?
Anyone who gives advice, makes educated recommendations, designs solutions or represents the needs of others should consider having E&O coverage. Service professionals such as accountants, computer consultants, software developers, planners, architects, real estate agents and contractors are prime candidates for carrying E&O insurance.
E&O Policy Overview
E&O coverage kicks in when your commercial general liability policy does not provide coverage, such as for service errors, contract performance disputes or any other professional liability issues. These policies also include defense costs, which can be quite substantial even if liability is not found. Policies typically do not provide coverage for non-financial losses or for intentional or dishonest acts.
E&O policies generally have both a claim limit and an annual limit, which is based on the insured’s exposure. The claim limit is the maximum amount paid for any single event, and the annual limit is the maximum paid in any one year. Typical limits range from $250,000/$500,000 to $2 million/$4 million and differ depending on the type of business.
Count on the Experts
When purchasing E&O coverage for your business, an experienced agent can help you understand the many different types of professional liability insurance and what is best for your specific needs.