Many small businesses take out professional indemnity. If you provide professional services or consultancy, or handle client data and intellectual property, it’s a very useful protection to have – covering legal fees and compensation costs if you lose a claim that a client brings against you.
You need professional indemnity insurance if:
- You provide advice and consultancy
Clients can claim compensation if there’s a mistake in the advice you’ve given.
- You provide an expert service
In case you make a mistake in designs, plans or calculations.
- You handle people’s information
You could face claims if you accidentally disclose data or infringe on a client’s legal rights.
- A client insists you have it
Many clients will require that you have professional indemnity insurance in place before you can start working for them.
- Your professional body requires it
You might belong to a professional body or industry association where professional indemnity insurance is compulsory.
Cyber insurance is a key requirement for any business that stores client data, uses online systems, computers, servers, software or devices. Standard commercial policies typically do not provide cyber liability cover, which means if your business is targeted with a cyber-attack you will not have insurance to cover the financial and reputational losses.
We in ProActive Solutions understand the types of cyber threats that businesses are facing and offer cyber insurance policies which are tailored to the individual business requirements.
Our policies can include cover for:
Covers the costs from cybercriminals holding files for ransom.
Covers the lawyers’ costs for claims arising from data breaches.
Covers the theft of money, hardware or software arising out of a cyber attack.
Covers the theft of property and money due to computer fraud.
Covers the cost of third-party claims caused by a data breach.
Covers the cost of PR and business reputation recovery.
Costs are covered for specialist investigations into the cyber-attack.
DATA LOSS AND RESTORATION
Covers the costs of recovering electronic data.
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION/ DOWNTIME
Covers the loss of income due to cyber-attacks. Options to include multimedia liability, network interruptions and more.