What does Directors & Officers Liability Insurance Cover?
Directors & Officers Insurance or other known as D&O Insurance or Directors & Officers Liability Insurance is a must for any company or non-for-profit that has a board of directors and officers. This Insurance Coverage protects the personal assets of corporate directors and officers, and their spouses, if they are personally sued by employees, investors, competitors, suppliers, or other parties, for the actual or alleged wrongful acts with managing a company. It also protects the company as well.
Directors and Officers Insurance often acts as the financial backing for the hold harmless indemnification agreement that directors and officers look for that holds them harmless for losses the companies incurs during their role with the company.
Why would someone sue a Director or Officer?
Failure to comply with workplace laws
Lack of Corporate Governance
Misuse of Corporate Funds
Misrepresentation of Company Assets
Theft of Intellectual Property
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Does my business need D & O Insurance?
Any type of business with a corporate board or advisory committee would have a Directors and Officers Liability risk.