Professional Liability Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance  

OVERVIEW

Professional Liability Insurance for IEEE Members - Choice Platform

 

The Professional Liability Insurance Program* for IEEE members counters risks you face and protects you for negligent acts, errors & omissions. Plus now, the IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program has been enhanced! IEEE members have access to a Choice Platform, which provides members with a choice of coverage options from leading IEEE-approved insurers: Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London and/or Beazley Insurance Company.

 

To learn more about the IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program view the "Tell Me More" and "FAQs" sections. Or to speak directly to a representative call 1-800-375-0775.

 

Note for Residents of Canada ONLY: If you are a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) and would like more information on the IEEE-sponsored Professional Liability Insurance Plan available to Canadians (excluding Quebec) click here.

 

*The Professional Liability Insurance Program for IEEE members is available in the United States. (Coverage options may vary or may not be available in all states.)

Insurance Application

Choose the IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program to help safeguard your future.

 

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Choice Platform Helps You Put the RIGHT Plan in Place

 

IEEE members have access to a Choice Platform for the IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program, which provides members with a choice of coverage options from leading IEEE-approved insurers. Simply fill out one application or send your current application, and qualifying firms may then receive multiple quotes/plan options from the IEEE-approved carriers: Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London and/or Beazley Insurance Company.

 

This professional liability program helps you to safeguard your future. No matter how well you design it, or how correct your advice is, you can still be sued. As a technology professional in the electrical, electronics or computer fields, you risk being sued every time you work on a project or offer advice. And regardless of how well you've done your job, you'll spend valuable time and hard-earned money to defend yourself in a lawsuit.

  • Program Highlights

    • Ideal Protection For Firms Or Self-Employed Individuals: It doesn't matter if you are part of a small firm or a large firm, a solo business owner or a designer/consultant the IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program can help protect your livelihood and your reputation.

    • Various Deductible Options:The IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program offers members various deductible options. Some qualifying firms may even receive a $0 deductible. The deductible options will be dependent on several factors, including but not limited to underwriter, plan option and claim frequency.

    • Includes Computer Exposures: If you've had trouble getting professional liability coverage in the past because of a computer-related exposure, try the IEEE-sponsored plan. Our underwriting is flexible. And we'll work with you, making every effort to ensure you get the level of comprehensive professional liability protection you need.

    • Expert Legal Counsel To Represent You: You're never alone if you're summoned to court. The IEEE-sponsored Professional Liability Insurance Program is there to assist in the event you are summoned to court.

    • Negotiated Members-Only Rates: IEEE negotiates competitive rates for its members.

  • Technology Coverage

    Technology Coverage is included at no additional premium. This coverage provides a broad definition of computer systems and information technology-related professional services.

     

    In addition, the following plan options* are available for qualifying firms through the IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program Choice Platform:

    • Intellectual property risk
    • Internet content liability and breach of security in relation to denial of service
    • Unauthorized access and theft of data
    • Electronic transfer of data functions
    • Web hosting functions
    • Copyright infringement
    • Privacy liability
    • Reputation management reimbursement

     

    *Note, plan options listed will vary by carrier. Not all options listed will be offered by both carriers. Please review your policy options carefully or call 1-800-375-0775 for additional details.

  • Determining Your Needs

    Whether you are part of a small firm or large firm, a solo business owner or you design and/or consult, we have the plan to meet your needs. Simply fill out one application with the Choice Platform (or send in your current application) and it will be submitted to both of the IEEE-approved insurers. This will provide you with a choice of plan options and limits of liability. Please note, some firms may not qualify for all plan options.

     

    Licensing Board Defense Coverage

    Licensing Board Defense Coverage reimburses to the insured for defense costs in the event the insured technology professional is brought before the state licensing board.

     

    Optional Defense Coverage

    Optional Defense Coverage may be available with some plan options. This feature allows you to purchase a separate limit of coverage for defense expenses.

     

    Risk Management

    Risk management features are available for members who choose a plan underwritten by Beazley Insurance Company. Features include:

     

    • Contract reviews
    • Live quarterly web-based seminars
    • Dedicated web portal exclusively for policyholders with videos, on-demand webinars and more
  • Sensible Protection You Can Afford

    Claims-Made Coverage

    The Professional Liability Insurance Program for IEEE members offers claims-made coverage. It covers claims made during the policy period resulting from acts committed during the life of the policy.

     

    Prior Acts Coverage

    Prior Acts coverage is available if you currently have Professional Liability Insurance. A retroactive date will be placed on your policy, and acts that occurred after that date are considered for coverage.

     

    Premium Credit

    Premium credits may be available to individuals who complete an accepted IEEE certification course. Please speak to a representative at 1-800-375-0775 for more information about the premium credits available and what certifications will be accepted.

     

    Premium Financing Payment Options Help Balance Budgets

    For individuals or small firms with premiums of $1,000 or more, premium financing is available at competitive annual percentage rates (APR). It's a great tool to help you budget your liability protection.

     

    Credit Cards

    For individuals or small firms with premiums of $1,000 or more, MasterCard or Visa may be used to pay your professional liability premiums.

  • General Liability Insurance Plan for IEEE members

    General liability coverage provides businesses with liability protection for claims arising out of bodily injury and property damage; personal injury and advertising injury; and medical payments. This coverage option is available to qualifying firms and individuals providing computer-related professional services. Qualifying applicants must operate their businesses out of their residences. General Liability coverage is only available to insureds of the Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London Professional Liability Insurance Plan.

  • About This Program Information

    This is merely a brief summary of how claims-made coverage works. The actual policies will determine coverage. We advise that you read and understand the policy language for the plan options you receive. The policy terms and conditions will govern coverage at the time a claim is made. Please read the policy carefully. All terms are subject to underwriting.

     

    The IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program Choice Platform is available to members residing in the United States. Please note, coverage options may vary or may not be available in all states. 

     

    Please call 1-800-375-0775 if you would like more information on how plan options/availability may vary by state.

Forms

These form(s) are in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format and are available for downloading and printing.

 

Insurance Application
Claim Information Supplement
Computer Service Supplement Form

 

 

Risk Management Tools

These form(s) are in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format and are available for downloading and printing.

 

Copyright vs Ownership
Document Retention Tips
Contract Review Checklist
Sample Contract Provisions
Why is a Written Contract Important

 

"As the owner of my consulting business, I was required by one of my clients, a local utility company, to have professional liability insurance…As an IEEE member for close to 40 years, I remembered that IEEE offered it through its member insurance program, so I gave them a call…"Learn more about Joe Redfield’s story

 

 

FAQs

Answers about the plan, including eligibility, options, enrollment, customer service and more.
  • Do I really need Professional Liability Insurance?

    Professional Liability Insurance is recommended for technology professionals who are part of a small firm or large firm, a solo business owner or design and/or consult, even if only temporarily. A lawsuit brings with it significant losses, not only in time and money, but also in one of the most valuable commodities a professional possesses—self-confidence. Fortunately, when you are insured through the Professional Liability Insurance Program for IEEE Members, you can count on the vast experience that stands behind it.
  • I am not a licensed engineer. Do I qualify for the program?

    Yes, in most cases. However, proof of license may be needed depending on what services you perform or the state they being performed in.
  • Does the program offered provide coverage for technology-related exposures?

    Yes, the program provides a broad definition of computer systems and information technology-related professional services such as:

    • Intellectual property risk
    • Internet content liability and breach of security in relation to denial of service
    • Unauthorized access and theft of data
    • Electronic transfer of data functions
    • Web hosting functions
    • Copyright infringement
    • Privacy liability
    • Reputation management reimbursement

    For details and additional coverage options please speak to a representative at 1-800-375-0775.

    Technology and computer systems coverage will vary by insurer/plan. Please speak with a representative for more details at 1-800-375-0775.

  • What are the Limits and Deductibles available to me?

    The IEEE Member Professional Liability Insurance Program offers a wide range of limits and deductible options. Please contact a representative at 1-800-375-0775 for more information and learn about what options would be best for you.

  • Are flexible premium payment options available?

    When purchasing your professional liability coverage through the Professional Liability Insurance Program for IEEE Members, you can pay for your premium in one of the following ways:

    • With a check or money order;
    • If your premium is $1,000.00 or more, premium financing is available at competitive annual percentage rates; or use MasterCard or Visa.
  • Does the program provide Prior Acts coverage?

    Yes, Prior Acts coverage is available if you currently have professional liability coverage. A retroactive date will be placed on your policy, and acts that occurred after that date are considered for coverage.
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