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What kind of insurance is best for insurance inspectors?
As an independent insurance inspector, you face specific risks in your business. Hiscox understands these risks and we customize coverage for your specific business needs.
Professional liability insurance, sometimes called errors and omissions insurance (E&O insurance), is insurance coverage for claims against businesses that provide professional and personal services – for businesses like yours. When is it important to have professional liability insurance? Examples include:
- Negligence: You are hired to determine the rebuild cost of a high value home. A couple of years later a fire destroys the home. The insured value is found to be insufficient and you are sued for failing to properly value unique and valuable features in the home. Your professional liability policy could cover your defense costs as well as any settlement or judgement, up to the limits of your liability.
- Protection even if you haven't made a mistake: You perform an inspection for prospective buyers of a wood-frame home that is located in a wooded area. The inspection does not report any evidence of termites, but six months after the new owners moved in, the sunroom collapses due to a termite infestation. The new owners file a lawsuit, but your professional liability insurance policy covers your defense costs as well as the settlement.
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General liability insurance, sometimes called Commercial General Liability (CGL), could protect your business from another person or business’s claims of bodily injury, associated medical costs, and damage to property. Having this kind of coverage is beneficial in several instances:
- Property damage: While inspecting a home, you knock an expensive vase off a table, shattering it. The homeowner makes a claim for the replacement cost of the vase. A general liability policy could cover the cost, up to the limits of your liability.
- Bodily injury: A prospective client comes to your office and trips over the area rug, breaking his wrist. His medical costs and lost wages may be covered by your general liability policy, up to policy limits.
- Personal injury: One of your employees is at lunch. He talks to the owner of the shop about one of your clients in a false and unflattering way. The client learns of this discussion and sues for slander. We may cover the subsequent claim, up to your limits of liability, and pay for an attorney to defend you if necessary.
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Why insurance inspectors choose Hiscox:
- Buy Direct: Get the right insurance immediately. Hiscox offers business insurance coverage that can be bought directly and online in real time.
- Confidence: Hiscox Insurance Company Inc. is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
- Customized Coverage: We tailor our professional insurance to the risk you’ll face in your industry.
- Competitive Rates: Our small business insurance quotes start from $22.50 per month in most states.
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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.