Bookkeepers Liability Insurance
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Professional liability insurance for bookkeepers helps protect your bookkeeping business or consultancy from risks not typically covered by general commercial liability policies. Just as medical practitioners need malpractice insurance tailored to their risks, you need professional liability coverage for bookkeepers tailored to yours. Bookkeepers professional liability insurance is an essential part of your comprehensive business insurance portfolio, whether you work from an office or out of your home. If you already have a policy, you should review it periodically to make sure it is up to date. As your bookkeeping firm expands, it’s a wise idea to increase your coverage limits and reduce your exposure to claims.
You can get quotes for bookkeepers professional liability insurance using the form shown at the top of this page.
You need bookkeepers professional liability insurance if:
Even the best bookkeeper can make a miscalculation or omit data that can cause a client to suffer financial loss. Add to that constantly changing laws, regulations and audit requirements. Your clients expect you to be an expert. Fail to stay abreast of the most current, accurate information and you’re likely to be on the A-list of advisors to sue when a client suffers financial harm. Every year, thousands of lawsuits are filed in the U.S. against bookkeepers. Regardless of whether or not you’re to blame, defending yourself against even one suit could mean financial disaster for you and your bookkeeping business. Without professional liability insurance, you could be forced to sell off your personal assets to repay your client. You’d also have to pay for your own defense and any costs associated with a judgment against you.
Your professional liability insurance covers financial losses and the costs and damages resulting from law suits up to the limit of your policy. It is a variation of Errors and Omissions Insurance (also called E&O) designed specifically for bookkeepers and bookkeeping firms. It protects your business and personal assets from claims of wrongful acts (errors, omissions or negligence) committed by you or an employee while performing professional duties. It also covers the losses that happen to others in the exercise of your professional judgment, such as IRS penalties and interest for a miscalculated return. Professional liability insurance is a supplement to (and does not replace) Commercial Liability Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance and Directors and Officers Insurance (if your business requires it).
Policies for professional liability insurance for bookkeepers and bookkeeping firms are affordably priced. Quotes will depend on the size and type of your business. Your previous claims history and loss experience, staff turnover, financial results and operating characteristics can also affect your rate.
It pays to shop for specialized E&O insurance for you bookkeeping operation. You can get competitive quotes from one or more professional liability insurance companies by completing the form at the top of this page. If you do not wish to purchase coverage now, please leave your policy expiration date on the form provided. When your expiration date is closer, you will be contacted so that you can comparison shop for bookkeepers professional liability insurance at that time.
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