Business Insurance for Insurance Professionals

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Insureon helps property and casualty insurance agents and other insurance professionals protect their businesses. With the right property and liability coverage, your business can recover quickly from lawsuits and other risks.

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Errors and omissions insurance

E&O insurance covers legal defense costs related to work performance, such as a P&C agent sued for negligence in a claims dispute. It's also called professional liability insurance.

BEST FOR
  • Accusations of negligence
  • Work errors and oversights
  • Failure to provide professional services
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General liability insurance

This policy covers basic third-party risks, such as a customer who suffers an injury at your insurance agency. Bundle it with property insurance for savings in a business owner’s policy (BOP).

BEST FOR
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel and slander lawsuits
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Business owner’s policy

A BOP bundles property insurance and general liability insurance under one plan. It's often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for insurance professionals.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged customer property
  • Damaged business property
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for insurance businesses that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Lawsuits from employee injuries
  • Disability benefits
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Commercial auto insurance

This policy is required for cars and other vehicles owned by an insurance business. It helps cover medical bills and property damage if the vehicle is involved in an accident.

BEST FOR
  • Property damage caused by your vehicle
  • Medical bills from auto accidents
  • Vehicle theft and vandalism
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Cyber insurance

Cyber insurance helps insurance businesses recover from data breaches and cyberattacks. It's strongly recommended for any business that handles private information.

BEST FOR
  • Data breach notification costs
  • Fraud monitoring services
  • Security breach investigations
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How much does commercial insurance cost for insurance professionals?

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Several factors will have an impact on your business insurance costs, including:

  • The insurance products and services you offer
  • Your business equipment and property
  • Your business's size and revenue
  • Policy limits, deductibles, and other coverage options
  • Annual premium payments vs. monthly payments
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How do I get business insurance for insurance professionals?

It’s easy to find business insurance for insurance agents and other insurance professionals. Whatever your specialty, you’ll need to have some basic information about your business available.

Our application will ask you for your annual revenue and payroll, among other details. You can buy a policy online and get a certificate of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:

  1. Complete a free online application.
  2. Compare free quotes and choose a policy.
  3. Pay for your policy and download a certificate for proof of insurance.

Insureon's licensed insurance agents work with top-rated U.S. providers to find the right coverage for your insurance business, whether you work as an independent agent or hire employees.

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Why is errors and omissions insurance coverage important for insurance professionals?

E&O insurance, also called professional liability insurance, provides crucial protection in the event of a lawsuit. Because your work can directly impact a client's finances, you face a high risk of lawsuits. For example:

  • A client could sue an independent insurance agent for telling them they were covered for something that turned out to be an exclusion.
  • A delay or error in paperwork from an agency could lead to a client not having coverage when they need it.
  • You might do nothing wrong, but a client could still sue you to try and recoup their financial losses.

If you're sued, errors and omissions insurance can help pay for attorney's fees, court costs, court-ordered judgments, or even a settlement.

Do insurance professionals need a license to sell insurance?

Each state has its own licensing requirements for insurance agents and brokers. If you try to sell insurance without a license, you could face severe penalties, including jail time.

To become an insurance agent, you'll need to fulfill your state's requirements. For instance, you may need to:

  • Take courses on insurance
  • Pass an exam
  • Submit to a background check and fingerprinting
  • Pay a fee

You can still perform some tasks in an insurance agency without a license, such as returning calls, setting up meetings, and assisting with paperwork.

What other insurance policies should insurance professionals carry?

To fully protect your insurance agency or other insurance business from costly risks, you may need additional types of coverage. For example, you may want to consider:

  • Electronic data processing (EDP) insurance: This policy covers financial losses if a fire, natural disaster, or other incident damages or destroys your computers, backup drives, and other business data and devices.
  • Hired and non-owned auto insurance (HNOA): Insurance professionals who drive their personal vehicle for work should invest in this coverage to protect against legal costs in the event of an accident. It also covers leased and rented vehicles.
  • Fidelity bonds: Being bonded is a sign of dependability, and clients may require you to carry a bond. They provide protection for your clients by reimbursing them in the event of employee theft.

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