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Professional Circumstance

Professional liability policies for insurance professionals are typically written on either a claims-made or a claims-made and reported basis. These policies provide coverage for long-tail lines of insurance because a negligent act or omission may take place today, but harm arising from that act or omission may not be discovered or a claim made against the insured for a considerable period of time thereafter. 


Professional Longevity

The professional liability marketplace is ever-changing—carriers entering and exiting the marketplace, changing rates, and fluctuating underwriting positions. Typically, the longer a carrier has been in the professional liability marketplace, the more stable it is when it comes to making changes. 


Falling Short

Financial ratings give insight into a carrier’s ability to pay claims, which, along with the potential of financial loss, are ultimately the reasons businesses purchase insurance. However, insurance companies can only pay claims if they have the funds to do so. It is not uncommon for an insurance carrier to become insolvent, leaving it unable to pay claims.


5 Key Behaviors of Great Agency Owners

There is an incredible opportunity in the insurance industry for someone who wishes to own their own business. With over half of the agency owners facing retirement in the next 5-10 years, a strong desire by many agency owners to remain independent, and the goal to offer the same opportunity to the next generation that their agency provided to them – there is no better time for future owners.


Deductive Reasoning

You are already aware that not all professional liability policies for insurance agents extend the same coverage benefits. However, an important coverage component has become increasingly valuable in the insurance agents’ professional liability marketplace: a deductible reduction feature. 

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