A Guide to PI Insurance

simple-guideProfessional Indemnity Insurance (PI) is difficult to comprehend, but only at first. One of BizCover’s aims is to make Professional Indemnity Insurance simple (also known as errors and omissions insurance, PI or Professional Indemnity).

What is Professional Indemnity Insurance?

Professional Indemnity Insurance is a form of business insurance for professionals who are in industries where others may use and rely on their professional advice. By being regarded as an ‘expert’ in a field, others may seek legal action against you if they suffer a loss from your professional advice.

For example, if you are an accountant and are responsible for preparing and lodging your client’s tax returns, a failure to lodge the tax returns on time can result in interest and penalties for your client. Your client could take legal action against you for a breach of your professional duty.

Professional Indemnity Insurance may protect you from such action by covering claims made against you, including legal defense costs up to your specified amount of cover, and after taking into account your excess (note that you would need to look at your policy wording to look at what specifically is covered).

Why Do People Hate Thinking About Professional Indemnity Insurance?

Professional Indemnity Insurance forms the largest percentage of your business insurance expenses. Typically, Professional Indemnity Insurance is a time-consuming process taking up to 12 weeks. Again, it’s expensive and most people don’t know if they are getting the best deal.

This is where BizCover steps in to satisfy your Professional Indemnity Insurance needs.  BizCover allows you to get live online quotes in under 2 minutes, and purchase in only a couple more. BizCover also allows business professionals to compare policies from leading insurance providers (AIGDual and Vero) to make sure that you’re getting the cover you need. By staying online, you are also benefiting from reduced pricing and costs.

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