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Insurance Coverage for Your Agency

At IIAC, we take our commitment to our members very seriously.  It is important that we are not only an educational and informational resource for our agent members, but that we contribute to our member agents' everyday success.  IIAC Membership Services selects new products and services to serve our agency members and their employees.  We want members to have access to a variety of insurance and non-insurance products and services tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of independent agencies. 

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New agencies must submit a detailed resume of past insurance experience and a copy of Business Plan.
  
 
Westport Insurance Company
 
 
The Big "I" Professional Liability Program accommodates the needs of insurance professionals who are exploring different income-generating activities.  Built on a modular design, a standard set of terms and conditions form the basic E&O policy, to which agents can add multiple coverages for their diverse operations and exposures.  The units are combined into a single  policy, providing coverage for many exposures, including employment practices liability (EPL) and real estate E&O.
 
For a quote,  complete the application  and submit it with a five year loss run to:
IAS, Inc., 30 Jordan Lane, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or fax to 860-257-9981.
 
If you are a new start-up agency, a detailed resume of your past insurance  experience and a copy of your business plan must accompany your completed application.
 
 
 
For further details on the Big "I" Professional Liability Program, please contact Laura Szatkowski at Independent Agents Services, Inc. 860-563-6510 or 800-255-9787 or e-mail Laura Szatkowski.
 
 
 
Swiss Re/Westport Insurance Corporation has created the Big I Professional Liability Program, which allows agents to tailor coverage to their particular needs.  Agency Records Retention Guidelines
 
  
 
Fireman’s Fund
 
With more than 25 years experience, Fireman’s Fund is an industry leader in providing liability coverage for agents and brokers against errors and omissions (E&O) – one of the biggest issues faced in an increasingly complex world.  Fireman's Fund is the second largest writer of Agents E&O coverage in the country.
 
  • State-of-the-art coverage form
  • $10,000/$25,000 catastrophe claims extra expense
  • $25,000 regulatory investigation defense expense coverage per policy period
  • Up to 90 days after end of policy period to report claims and purchase extended reporting period
  • Supplementary payments of $250 per day for expenses incurred in aiding in the defense of a claim
  • Expert witness testimony covered
  • Deductible options – loss only or loss and claims expense
  • Aggregate deductible applies
  • Claims made
  • Defense outside of limits
  • Broad definition of who is an insured, including spousal liability
  • Limits available to $10 million
  • Retroactive coverage and extended reporting periods offered
 
Why Fireman's Fund?
  • Competitive rating plan
  • iCustomer Series© Web site for risk management support
  • Access to Fireman's Fund HeritageSM Program in support of Firefighters
  • A. M. Best rating of "A" (Excellent) Dedicated, 24-hour claims expertise with multi-line background
  • Policies direct bill
 
For further details on the Big "I" Professional Liability Program, please contact Laura Szatkowski at Independent Agents Services, Inc.  860-563-6510 or e-mail at Laura Szatkowski.
 

IIAC Errors & Omissions Class Offerings  

Agency Specific Attendance Requirements

IIAC On-Line E&O Course Offerings

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES & DISCRIMINATION LIABILITY
(Available only to Westport E&O Insureds)
 
Don't play games with your future or the future of your agency.  As an employer you need protection.  Protection that The Independent Insurance Agents of America and Employers Reinsurance Corporation can provide through our Employment Practices and Discrimination Liability (EPL) policy.
 
Through our EPL policy you are provided a defense and you are insured for damages caused by covered wrongful employment practices which include:
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wrongful discipline
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Misrepresentation
  • Failure to employ / promote
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Equal pay violations
  • Wrongful infliction of emotional distress or retaliation
  • Wrongful deprivation of career opportunity
You are also covered for employment related acts of discrimination.  This coverage extends to acts that pertain to an employee's: disability • race • handicap • religion • age - gender • sexual orientation • sexual preference • pregnancy • national origin
 
Limits are available from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and deductibles from $5,000 to $50,000.
 
For further details on Employment Practices and Discrimination Liability, please contact Laura Szatkowski at Independent Agents Services, Inc. 860-563-6510 or 800-255-9787 or e-mail at Laura Szatkowski.
The Directors & Officers liability policy (also referred to as management liability) is available to non-profit organizations, private companies, publicly traded firms and educational institutions.
 
The policy is intended to protect directors and officers against allegations of wrongful conduct, errors and/or omissions committed while carrying out their functions as an executive for the company.
 
The policy will directly indemnify a director and officer for a covered loss when the company is not legally permitted to do so (Side A Coverage).  
 
 In instances where an organization can indemnify its directors and officers, the insurance company would make payments to the company (Side B coverage).
 
Some policies will also offer “Entity” (Side C Coverage) and/or reimbursement of expenses incurred due to a regulatory investigation or proceedings.
 
This product is available to non-profit organizations, private companies, public traded firms and educational institutions.
 
For more information, please either email or call Laura Szatkowski at 860-563-6510.
 
Only 35% of companies invest in cyber-liability insurance, even though studies show that more than 72% of data breaches occur in small-to-medium-sized businesses.
 
Failure to notify the affected individuals “without unreasonable delay” could cost your agency up to $1.5 million in fines from the federal government.  Add this to the $200,000 average cost to comply with notification laws, the legal liability, and the reputational harm caused by the breach, and you can quickly see how this exposure could devastate your agency.
 
We have partnered with Arlington/Roe to offer members an exclusive program to help protect their agencies from information security breaches.  The holistic risk management program helps train staff on privacy compliance in addition to handling data breach notification and third party results.
 
 Coverage Benefits
  • Members pre-qualify for enrollment*
  • Up to 50% off premium
  • No encryption requirement
  • Online compliance materials and support
  • Step-by-step procedures for compliance
  • Staff training programs and newsletters
  • Data breach coach to help with notification
  • Forensic investigator, public relations expertise, and privacy counsel
  • Credit monitoring and credit restoration services
  • Notification costs outside limit of liability
  • Security and privacy liability
For more information on the Data Breach program, please contact Laura Szatkowski at 860-563-6510.
*Some restrictions apply.  Agencies over $5 million in revenue, over 50% benefits or with prior losses need to be underwritten