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Accountants Insurance

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Insurance uniquely tailored for Accountants and Tax Preparers



As an accountant, you provide a specialized service to your clients. Hiscox not only understands the unique risks you face but also offers business insurance tailored to the needs of accountants.


Professional Liability Insurance


Professional liability insurance, also called errors and omissions insurance (E&O insurance), protects your business if you are sued for negligently performing your services, even if you haven’t made a mistake.


Some examples of what could be covered are below:


Negligence: An accountant completes a client’s tax return. The client is audited and found to have used erroneous numbers and has to pay an additional tax and fine. The client sues the accountant, insisting that they should have known the numbers weren’t correct. The accountant could be protected by a professional liability insurance policy.


Protection even if you haven’t made a mistake: An accountant examines financial records of a business and makes a recommendation. The client ignores the recommendation resulting in a business loss. He blames the accountant for not being clear enough in explaining the situation. The client makes a claim against the accountant, which could be covered by a professional liability insurance policy.


Learn more about professional liability insurance.



General Liability Insurance


General liability insurance covers claims of bodily injury, property damage and personal injury by a third party.


Some examples of what could be covered are below:


Bodily Injury: A client rushes in to an accountant’s office on April 10th with their tax documents. It’s raining, and the client slips on the wet floor and falls, breaking their wrist and requiring a trip to the emergency room. A general liability policy could cover the client’s medical expenses.


Personal Injury: While having lunch at the local deli, a temporary employee of an accounting firm is overheard talking about a client in a false and unflattering way. The client finds out about the conversation and sues the firm for slander. The accounting firm could be protected by a professional liability policy.


Property Damage: An accountant is at a client’s office reviewing the books. The accountant spills a cup of coffee on the client’s server, damaging it and corrupting some of the data. The cost to replace the server and recover the data could be covered by a general liability policy.



Learn more about general liability insurance.


Get a fast, free quote now and get that Hiscox confidence behind your business, too. If you prefer, you can call us at 1-866-283-7545 and speak with a Hiscox licensed agent, Monday thru Friday from 8am-10pm ET.


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This information is provided to assist you in understanding the coverage we offer and does not modify the terms and conditions of any insurance policy, nor does it imply that any claim is covered. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.

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