Directors & Officers Insurance – Why?
Your organization’s assets and the personal assets of its directors and officers are at risk with every decision you make, every day.
Directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance protects the personal assets of corporate directors and officers, and their spouses, in the event they are personally sued by employees, vendors, competitors, investors, customers, or other parties, for actual or alleged wrongful acts in managing a company.
Directors and Officers claims have become increasingly common. Directors and officers themselves can be held personally liable for these claims. To attract and retain qualified executives and board members, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive insurance program in place. Seventy percent or more of all directors and officers have inquired about the amount and scope of their organizations’ D&O coverage.
Directors and officers are sued for a variety of reasons related to their company roles, including:
- Breach of fiduciary duty resulting in financial losses or bankruptcy
- Misrepresentation of company assets
- Misuse of company funds
- Failure to comply with workplace laws
- Theft of intellectual property and poaching of competitor’s customers
- Lack of corporate governance