When you work in the finance industry, your services expose you to many areas of liability. By offering more specific coverage than a general business liability policy, a bankers professional liability plan works to provide coverage for wrongful professional services acts. These are specific instances that could include:
The actual or alleged omission
Neglect or breach of duty
Although it called a bankers professional liability, the coverage is applicable for a variety of professionals working with client finances. Some of the providers who qualify for this insurance would be escrow agents, tax planners, financial planners or estate planners. There is always the possibility of errors or omissions in your services despite your best efforts with client information and services provided. If you are considering purchasing an extended coverage such as this, it can be used for both full or part-time employees, members on the board of directors, officers and any seasonal or contract hire.
While this insurance provided financial assistance with legal costs and awards for judgment received against you or your company, it does not apply to situations that arise from fraudulent actions, dishonest behavior, criminal activity or willful negligence. It also will not cover incidents of slander, defamation or libel. Work with your local agent to ensure you carry enough professional liability coverage.