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Why do Software Developers need it?

The technology industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace. This makes the probability of mistakes, or perceived mistakes, regarding the work you do more possible than ever. That’s why a business insurance partner who is knowledge about your industry has never been more important. BizInsure is where technology-industry individuals and businesses from all over the country go to get dependable and affordable insurance tailored to exactly what they need. Click or Call us today to compare quotes and get started today.

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Many IT professoinals rendering services to corporate clients require professional liability, cyber liability and general liability insurance

What is Professional Liability Insurance?

Professional Liability, otherwise known as E&O insurance, protects your business against claims of negligence, misrepresentation or mistake. Typically, the allegation is that your services, products or employees caused some form of financial damage to a third party. Regardless of fault, litigation is expensive, drains time and damages reputation. Professional Liability insurance can protect professional service providers from potentially devastating financial damages resulting from alleged negligence or error in the delivery of your services.

Coverage is provided for:

  • Attorney fees and other legal expenses
  • Costs and expenses related to a settlement
  • Costs and expenses related to a judgment

Professional Liability Insurance (aka E&O insurance) – Software Developers

Often referred to as “Technology E&O,” Professional Liability insurance is extremely important for businesses and individuals in the technology sector. It is one of the most rapidly evolving business insurance products available and is often required by customer contracts.

Basic technology E&O provides protection in the event that your advice or services are alleged to be negligent, faulty or inaccurate and causes financial harm to your customer or other third party. Coverage includes non-performance of your software or hardware.

Most policies include protection for Media Liability as well. Media Liability shields against claims related to copyright and trademark violation, something that is critical for software and hardware developers. Additionally, the Medial Liability component of coverage can protect against personal injury claims related to your service or products (libel, slander, defamation, etc.).

Professional Liability insurance (Technology E&O) may also include Cyber Liability coverage. Cyber Liability protects against your liability and notification obligations related to loss of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. It also may protect your interests if there is a network security breach such as unauthorized access or hacking.