L Squared Insurance Agency Blog: claims made v occurrence
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018Confusion with when a claim is covered by a claims-made policy can be costly. One of the leading causes of claims being denied is just letting the coverage lapse assuming that there will continue to be coverage for past acts. Attorneys continue to be confused with claims-made coverage as to if a claim is covered. READ MORE >>
Thursday, July 5, 2018Question from Attorney: Why do I need prior acts coverage for Attorney Malpractice Insurance? Response: Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance is written on a ‘Claims-made’ policy form. ‘Claims-made’ coverage in its purest form would only provide coverage for covered acts that that occurred and were reported during the policy period. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, September 21, 2016Brief background Most property & casualty insurance policies are occurrence policies. With an occurrence policy, the policy that is on the risk at the time that a covered act “occurs” is the policy that the claim will be settled under, regardless of when the act is reported (barring policy provisions and/or statute of limitations issues). READ MORE >>
Monday, June 13, 2016Attorney Malpractice Insurance and Accountant Malpractice Insurance are written on a claims-made basis. One of the issues is when should a claim be reported and to which insurance carrier on a claims-made policy. The liability portion of your Business Owners and Workers Compensation policies are written on an occurrence policy form. READ MORE >>
Thursday, March 3, 2016There is a major key difference between claims-made vs occurrence insurance policies. Most professional liability policies (including all accountant and lawyer policies sold in the United States) are ‘claims-made’ or ‘claims-made and reported’. READ MORE >>