Professional Liability Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance

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What is professional liability insurance?

Professional liability insurance is a type of business insurance that provides coverage for professionals and businesses to protect against claims of negligence from clients or customers. Professional liability insurance typically covers negligence, copyright infringement, personal injury, and more. Claims covered by a professional liability policy can include damages caused by things you did and/or things that you should have done. Professional liability is also sometimes called professional indemnity insurance or errors & omissions coverage.

How does professional liability insurance work?

Although many types of businesses can be helped with professional liability insurance coverage, let's look at a few real life examples. Let's say you're a project manager. You accidentally forget to get to tell your client about needed sign offs causing project delays that increase the cost. Or maybe you're a massage therapist and your client sues you, claiming you caused tissue damage. These are just a few of the cases that professional liability insurance could help you with. Many people often pair it with general liability insurance for more complete coverage.

You should consider professional liability insurance if your business provides:
  • A professional service
  • Regular professional advice to clients
  • Contractual service to your clients

How much does professional liability insurance cost?

Every business' needs are different. A lot of things impact how much your premium will be. We're ready to work with you to get the coverage you need at a great price. See how much you could save on professional liability insurance through GEICO today.

Why do I need professional liability insurance (PLI)?

Some jobs and contracts require PLI. Beyond that, mistakes happen. Make sure that you and your business are protected with the right professional liability coverage.

What does a professional liability insurance policy cover?

Common items covered by professional liability insurance are:

Mistakes Or Negligence

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

Copyright Infringement

Copyright law issues, mistakes, oversights, and misunderstandings.

Personal Injury

Claims for libel or slander, whether they're true or not.

What else is covered under professional liability insurance?

Previously Performed Services

This protects current and previous work (for an agreed length of time).

Considering this timeframe is critical, as anything outside it is not covered.

Defense Costs

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

Temporary Staff and Independent Contractors

Work performed by your employees, including temporary staff and independent contractors.

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

Whether you own a small business, a growing one, a large company, or you're starting a new business; we can help you save on your professional liability insurance. Business examples include:

  • 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...

What's the difference between general liability and professional liability?

In a quick comparison, general liability insurance covers physical risks. This might be property damage or bodily injuries. Professional liability insurance covers errors and omissions, which are more abstract. Professional liability insurance may cover issues like failure to deliver, professional misconduct, breach of contract and more.

Additional Coverages to consider with your BOP Insurance? GEICO can help.

  • Business Owners Policy (BOP)

    This 2-in-1 policy includes general liability plus protection for your property.

    Example: A fire damages your office. A BOP could cover repairs to your office and help pay your employees' wages while business is interrupted.

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  • General Liability Insurance (GL)

    We often recommend general liability insurance to go with professional liability.

    Example: A client slips, falls, and injures their back at your place of business. General liability could cover their medical bills.

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  • Commercial Auto Insurance

    A personal auto policy is not enough to cover vehicles used for business. Commercial auto insurance can:

    • Cover business uses that personal auto policies don't include
    • Offer more liability coverage to protect you
    • Includes cars, pickup trucks, box trucks, and more

    Example: On a job site, a carpenter accidentally backs into the homeowner's car. Commercial auto insurance could cover the damage.

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  • Cyber Liability Insurance

    Protects businesses from losses from computer-related attacks, such as malware, phishing, ransomware, or stolen personal data.

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Professional liability insurance: Get the answers you're looking for.

  • How can I manage my professional liability insurance policy?
    Geico Insurance Agency has made it easy for you to speak directly with an insurance professional who can help you.
  • Do I need professional liability insurance?
    Yes, you may need professional liability insurance since professional services aren't usually covered by general liability insurance.
  • Is errors and omissions (E&O) insurance the same as professional liability?
    Errors and omissions insurance is another name for professional liability insurance. It can help protect business professionals from claims of mistakes in providing their professional services.
  • What business insurance do I need?
    Whether you're a small business just getting started or looking for better insurance rates, GEICO can help. Answer a few short questions about your business so we can help narrow down the search for what business insurance you may need.

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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, LLC. We can help you secure business insurance in all states except Hawaii.

The information you provide will be shared with our business partners so that they can return a quote.