Regardless of your company’s size, the legal cost to defend a director is substantial, as are the potential personal penalties. Due to the personal liability risk—which is not covered under a personal insurance policy—protecting boardroom talent can be a challenge. To help ensure both your officers’ and company’s well-being, a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O) policy is part of a comprehensive risk financing strategy.

 

What Does D&O Cover?

A D&O policy specifically provides coverage for a “wrongful act,” such as an actual or alleged error, omission, misleading statement, neglect or breach of duty. This coverage provides defense costs and indemnity coverage to the entity listed on the policy declarations, which may include:

  • coverage for individual directors and officers
  • reimbursement to the organization for a contractual obligation to indemnify directors and officers that serve on the board; and
  • protection for the organization or entity itself.

Whether you’re a nonprofit, privately held or a public company, it is likely that your business can benefit from a D&O policy. Since there is no such thing as a “standard” policy, a professional agent is invaluable when purchasing D&O coverage. We understand your organization and can knowledgeably help design policy language to meet your needs. Call us today to learn more about the appropriate protection for your company against potential directors’ and officers’ liability.

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"Yesterday, Sindi completed the new policies for our 3 properties and two automobiles. We appreciate being able to have all the coverage with one company and it helps to have the umbrella coverage on all the properties as well as the automobiles. Sindi completed everything in a timely manner and the work was done as promised; despite it being her first day back from vacation. I found her to be knowledgeable, willing to follow up on specific questions and able to quickly get additional detail information and willing to make minor adjustments. Overall, I found her to be a very competent insurance professional and a very pleasant person to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Neckerman Agency and Sindi in particular to my friends and business associates. Thanks to you as well for recruiting, selecting and retaining competent staff."

- David G.