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Accountants that have not had a claims-made policy often do not understand the importance of maintaining prior acts.  Many think it is just a ploy for the insurer to collect more money.  The reality is that claims-made insurance policies are almost worthless without the proper maintenance of prior acts coverage. READ MORE >>

Accountants Errors & Omissions and Attorney Malpractice insurance policies may have a Firm Prior Acts Date, an Individual Prior Acts Date, a Career Coverage Prior Acts Date and/or Predecessor Firm Prior Acts Date. Each can be used to address specific coverage needs: 1. READ MORE >>

What do you mean that Full Prior Acts might not mean Full Prior Acts.  Legal Malpractice Insurance policies are similar but there is no common meaning to the terms.  Full Prior Acts is a term that is often misunderstood and changes from insurer to insure as to its meaning. READ MORE >>

Professional Liability Insurance policies are normally written on a ‘claims-made’ policy form.  In its purest form, an unendorsed ‘claims-made’ policy only provides coverage for the current policy term for covered acts that occurred during and where the claim is made and reported during that policy term. READ MORE >>

Individuals that have not had a claims-made policy often do not understand the importance of maintaining prior acts.  Many think it is just a ploy for the insurer to collect more money.  The reality is that claims-made insurance policies are almost worthless without the proper maintenance of prior acts coverage. READ MORE >>

Brief background Most property & casualty insurance policies are occurrence policies.  Your personal auto, homeowners and business owners policies are good examples of an occurrence policy.  With an occurrence policy, the policy that is on the risk at the time that a covered act &l... READ MORE >>

You are very happy as it appears that your new policy is going to save you money.  But as with the changing seasons there are certain things you want to check when you switch claims-made malpractice insurers.  Items to check: 1.       Check the named insured and who is insured. READ MORE >>

Accountant called wanting to know how to make sure that she had insurance coverage for her past acts once she sells her practice. All Accountant E&O policies sold in the US are written on a claims-made basis.  In essence, once your Travelers Insurance Policy is canceled so is your coverage for past acts. READ MORE >>

Errors made during the dissolving and forming of law firms with legal malpractice claims-made insurance policies can cost attorneys coverage.  Too often the attorneys either ignore or misunderstand the need for making sure that their past acts are covered. READ MORE >>

Question 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 >>

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