Professional liability insurance is becoming more popular among American police

Police professional liablity insurance

A growing number of U.S. law enforcement officers are protecting themselves against lawsuits. The largest police union in the United States, the Fraternal Order of Police, has recently reported that law enforcement officers are buying professional liability insurance on an increasing basis as a result of concerns over being sued for their actions while on duty. In the span of one year, running from July 2014 through July 2015, there was a double-digit increase in coverage. Within that span of time, the union reported that members buying professional liability insurance…

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New miscellaneous professional liability insurance from Berkshire Hathaway

Professional Liability Insurance Claims

This MPL product from the BHSI Professional First line has been launched in Canada. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has now announced the launch of their new Professional First™ Miscellaneous Professional Liability Insurance that can be purchased within Canada. This new type of liability insurance product offers professionals coverage against a range of accusations. According to the descriptions of the new BHSI miscellaneous professional liability insurance policy, it allows professionals to cover themselves and their services firms against allegations of errors or omissions, negligent acts, neglect, misleading statements, misstatements, breach…

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eQuoteMD Hits Sales Milestone in Number of Physicians Served

A unique, dedicated broker service helps physicians find medical malpractice insurance. St. Louis, MO April 09, 2013: As an online service providing quotes for medical malpractice insurance to physicians, eQuoteMD has achieved a milestone in both the number of physicians served and total premium volume sold. The website, launched only two years ago, has helped thousands of physicians with quotes, policy comparisons, and insurance coverage for malpractice risks. Company executives credit the success to the combination of the ease of use for the customer, collaboration with industry experts, and the…

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Five Tips for Keeping Errors and Omissions Insurance Costs Down

Errors and Omissions Insurance

In our lawsuit-happy society, in which even the spillage of hot coffee can lead to a multi-million dollar settlement, virtually every business needs some form of errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. Also referred to as professional liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance and, in the medical field, malpractice insurance, E&O insurance covers various types of businesses against the costs associated with civil lawsuits. The economy remains strained, however, and business executives want to know how they can minimize the cost of E&O insurance. In this article, we’ll look at five ways…

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Insurers working to adapt to changes in professional liability risks

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Changing laws spur evolution in insurance industry The health care landscape in the U.S. has changed in the two years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Though the future of the law now rests in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, the changes it brought to health care and the insurance industry has caused a shift in professional liability risks. Even if the law is overturned, these risks are expected to weigh heavy on insurance companies that provide coverage for health care professionals. Insurers, however, are…

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What should you think about when you consider buying cyber insurance

Data breaches are a form of attack that can come on with absolutely no warning or provocation, and can cause either very little or no damage, or can cripple a business’s ability to function. Because they are so unpredictable, making them extremely challenging to budget for, cyber insurance is considered by many to be a very practical way to offset any of the unanticipated costs that can be associated with them. That said, it remains very important to take additional preventive efforts and security practices to ensure that your data…

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Insurance groups warns companies to take cyber attacks seriously and protect themselves accordingly

As “hacktivism” becomes a major concern for companies all over the world who manage electronic data, the need for insurance protection against cyber attacks is becoming more apparent. Sihle Insurange Group, a Florida-based insurance organization, has begun a campaign to promote this type of protection. The insurer is warning companies in the U.S. that they need to be more proactive about their security lest they fall prey to hackers looking to cause a bit of mischief. Even a hacker looking for a laugh at the expense of others can cause…

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