Tag Archives: e&o claims

Does reporting an E&O claim / incident mean your E&O premium will go up?

This is an often asked question and thus obviously an area of concern. Unfortunately, it is not a question that is easily answered as the end result may depend on a variety of issues including the facts and circumstances of … Continue reading

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Picking an E&O carrier

For insurance agencies, your E&O protection is one of the most important coverages your agency will purchase. Without the proper protection, a significant E&O claim could prompt the agency to go out of business. So, the selection of where you place … Continue reading

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Comparing expiring vs proposed

For many years, E&O carriers have expressed significant concerns over the issue of what many call “The Mirror Test”. Essentially, this is the need for a process within agencies to compare coverages when they are moving an account from one … Continue reading

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Agency Loses in Huge Workers Comp E&O Claim

For most E&O carriers, the workers compensation line of business accounts for 8-10% of all E&O claims. Definitely not a small number. As noted by the attached which appeared on AgencyEquity.com on April 11, 2017, claims involving workers compensation can also … Continue reading

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“I told you I wanted the coverage”

When explaining the need for prompt and accurate documentation, it is important to understand the “why” behind the issue. For many folks, this is when they are able to truly “buy-in” and do what is needed. A big reason behind … Continue reading

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The latest in Dog Bites statistics

As noted in the attached excellent article published by the Insurance Information Institute (www.iii.org), dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in 2016, costing in excess of $600 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Causes of Liability Losses Include Bedbugs, Crashes and Defective Products

Many E&O carriers report that E&O frequency is in very good shape but continue to express concerns on the severity of the E&O claims being reported. Quite possibly, one of the reasons why E&O claims are rising in size is … Continue reading

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Claims-Made – do your clients know the definition of a “claim”?

For those policies written on an “occurrence” basis, it is fair to say that most clients have a good idea of the definition of a claim. However, there are several coverages written on a “claims-made” basis including professional liability, employment … Continue reading

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Don’t try to resolve E&O matters yourself

Over the last number of years, I have received frequent e-mails, phone calls, personal inquiries from agency folks concerned about a matter that has occurred in their agency. Typically, the issue involves a client that has suffered a loss for … Continue reading

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When buying E&O, limits should be the primary focus

Imagine the scenario, your agency has just been advised that you are being sued in an E&O matter. Would you rather have $1,000,000 limit of liability and a $1,000 deductible or a $2,000,000 limit and a $5,000 deductible? I would … Continue reading

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