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What is professional liability insurance?

Professional Liability Insurance (PLI), also called Errors & Omissions Insurance (E&O), in combination with your general liability insurance provides additional coverage should a customer/client be harmed as a result of your service or advice if you're legally found at fault.

Why do I need professional liability insurance?

As a business owner, you face risks every day just by delivering your professional services. Professional liability insurance can help protect you from these risks.

Who should consider professional liability insurance?

If your business:
  • Provides a professional service
  • Regularly gives advice to clients
  • Services your client for contractual purposes

What does a professional liability insurance policy cover?

Your policy is the best place to review your coverages, but a few common items covered are:

Alleged Mistakes Or Negligence

Services provided (or not provided) by your company that result in client damages.

Copyright Infringement

Copyright law issues along with mistakes, oversights, and misunderstandings sometimes occur-no matter how hard you work to guard against them.

Personal Injury

Personal injury claims such as libel and slander (regardless if the claims are valid or not).

What other items may be covered under professional liability insurance?

Previously Performed Services

Service completed (for an agreed timeframe), which is protection for current, future, and previous work-all in one policy.

Defense Costs

Legal defense costs associated with lawsuits against your company (regardless of fault).

Temporary Staff And Independent Contractors

Employees representing your company, including temporary staff and independent contractors.

What type of business can be covered by professional liability (or E&O) insurance?

If your business provides customers with specialized or creative services, you need professional liability or E&O insurance. Mistakes happen, that's where we can help you with insurance protection.

Designed for a wide range of occupations, there is a professional liability or E&O insurance policy that will help with your business needs. Below are a few examples of businesses that can be covered:

  • Beauticians/Salon Services
  • Career/Business Trainers & Coaches
  • Family/Mental Health Counselors
  • Management/Business Consultants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Photographers
  • Real Estate/Property Managers
  • IT Consultants
  • And more...

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Please note:

The above is meant as general information and as general policy descriptions to help you understand the different types of coverages. These descriptions do not refer to any specific contract of insurance and they do not modify any definitions, exclusions or any other provision expressly stated in any contracts of insurance. We encourage you to speak to your insurance representative and to read your policy contract to fully understand your coverages.

Professional Liability Insurance coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. We can help you secure business insurance in all states except Hawaii.

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