Directors and Officers liability insurance in St. John’s, Corner Brook and throughout Newfoundland.
Directors and Officers liability insurance covers directors and officers for claims made against them while serving on a board of directors and/or as an officer. We’ll work with you to protect your organization’s greatest asset: your senior leadership.
Board directors and senior officers in a business are paid to make big decisions, but if those decisions are wrong, things can get very costly.
Directors and Officers (D&O) liability insurance covers the costs of settling claims for damages that result from poor decisions. Usually, D&O policies cover costs relating to wrongful decisions, but not those decisions that are classed as criminal acts or that are designed to personally benefit the director. D&O liability insurance protects against first-party and/or internal losses or suits.
Examples of events covered by D&O liability insurance can include mistakes or missing information in company accounts or other financial documents, or failing to properly enforce human resources policies.
Depending on the province the business is based in–specifically, its rules on director indemnification–the policy could cover damages and costs paid by the individual or by the business.
It’s always important to check the details of a D&O liability insurance policy carefully, as the coverage period may detail when the claim against the person is made, not when the failure or mistake happened.
If you’re looking to protect your business from potentially wrongful decisions made by directors and officers, then a D&O liability insurance policy could be a great fit. We can help you get started or check out these Risk Management tips from our friends at the Insurance Bureau of Canada.