Errors and Omissions Coverage
Errors and omissions (E&O) insurance (sometimes called professional liability), is most often used by professional consultants , various brokers and agents, including notaries public, real estate brokers, insurance agents, appraisers, management consultants and information technology service providers architects, landscape architects, engineers, attorneys, and other types of specialties. Errors and omissions coverage protects the client against financial harm to another can occur in almost any transaction in many professions.
Description of Coverages
Errors & Omissions (E&O) in the US, is a form of liability insurance which helps protect professional advice- and service-providing individuals and companies. The coverage concentrates on losses that involve failure to perform a duty, financial loss caused by an act or omission by the insured, and any error or omission in the service or product sold by the insured. The coverage protects an insured from bearing the full cost of defending themselves against a negligence claim made by their client, and damages awarded in such a civil lawsuit.
Coverage is also provided for the legal defense costs of a suit even when the legal action turns out to be groundless. Policy wording and coverage can vary by carrier. It is important to work with your agent when purchasing this type of policy to ensure you are covered property.
Claims made – see Claims Made Coverage
Retro active date – see Claims Made Coverage
Deductible – see Claims Made Coverage
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