Professional Indemnity Insurance

What is Professional Indemnity Insurance?

Professional indemnity (PI) insurance offers protection for many small and medium-sized businesses. It covers the costs associated with compensation for loss or damage to clients (or their assets) resulting from mistakes, negligence or improper advice provided by a business or an individual.

Bloomhill’s professional indemnity insurance provides a safety net for your business when the unexpected occurs or a problem arises.

Is Professional Indemnity Insurance Compulsory?

PI insurance is compulsory for many professional businesses and services, such as financial advisors, brokers or solicitors. However, professional indemnity cover is not explicitly a legal requirement for many companies.

That said, most service-based businesses would benefit from taking out professional indemnity cover from Bloomhill Insurance Solutions, particularly those operating in industries where clients or regulatory bodies require it to meet contractual obligations.

A PI insurance policy would protect that business’s interests against any claims for error, omissions or neglect for principals and their employees.

What Does Indemnity Insurance Cover?

A professional indemnity insurance policy would cover you for areas such as:

  • Breaches of confidentiality
  • Defamation, libel, or slander
  • Passing off copyright or intellectual property
  • Professional negligence
  • Breaches of duty of care
  • Negligent misstatements or misrepresentations
  • Lost or damaged documents

Who Needs Professional Indemnity Insurance?

If you provide professional advice as part of your role, either as part of an organisation or as a self-employed individual, you should consider taking out professional indemnity. Some professions are obligated to have PI insurance by their regulators or professional bodies, including:

  • Architects
  • Chartered surveyors
  • Solicitors
  • Insurance or mortgage brokers
  • Accountants
  • Engineers
  • Financial advisors
  • Certain healthcare professionals

Who Else Would Benefit From Indemnity Insurance?

Essentially, comprehensive PI insurance coverage may benefit you as soon as you start offering services or advice to clients. As a result of this many other businesses decide voluntarily to take out PI insurance to protect themselves against claims, including:

  • Management consultants
  • Private tutors
  • Public relations agencies
  • Marketing and advertising companies
  • Branding or graphic design companies
  • Business coaches or life coaches
  • Web developers



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