By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb The Declarations Page The declarations page summarizes the coverage in an easy to read one or two page document. It comprises: The preamble: Usually this is a statement about the basis of coverage which reiterates the wording that appears on the application and in the preamble of the policy. […]
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb This is the first of a series of 5 articles that together provide a good description of the underwriting process for accountants’ professional liability insurance and the coverage for CPA firms. ————————————————————— The insurance application is the primary document required by the insurer to “underwrite” a risk. This underwriting […]
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb We recently received an inquiry from a CPAGold™ policyholder about whether there was coverage for subcontractors under the program. Simply speaking there is but only in regard to services performed on behalf of the Named Insured. While it is prudent and good risk management to verify that any subcontractors […]
A cyber coverage “Fire Drill” – professional liability insurance implications of the CCH Axcess (Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting) malware attack.
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb Last Monday we received a flurry of frantic phone calls from clients about the denial of access to the CCH Axcess program. On Monday May 6, between the hours of 8-10 a.m. E.T., accountants across the country started realizing their CCH products, which are based in the cloud, were […]
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb We recently developed and filed a new endorsement for the CPAGold™ program which add coverage for Management Liability (otherwise known as Directors’ and Officers’ liability) claims. Coverage is subject to a specific application and provides for defense and indemnification for a variety of scenarios arising from the management of […]
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb. Recently CPAGold™ added a new optional endorsement to the program which provides protection from management liability claims against the executive team of a CPA firm. Many professional partnerships now employ a more corporate, business-like style to firm management. When a management or executive committee (or sometimes one individual) assumes […]
by guest bloggers Jennifer H. Feldscher and Seth L. Laver. A recent NY Appellate Division decision serves as another reminder of the importance of carefully defining the scope of engagement in an engagement letter. This is because, under New York law, an attorney may not be held liable for failing to act outside the scope […]