Does failure to notify your insurer of a subpoena void your professional liability insurance coverage?
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb We have frequently been contacted by members of the CPAGold™ program for assistance to respond to a subpoena, either for documents or for testimony. In fact, the CPAGold™ policy provides a specific coverage extension a follows: 1.2.2 Subpoena Expenses We will pay on your behalf Defense Expenses approved by […]
In a recent posting on the CPAFMA website there was a request for a specific template for client disengagement letter. You may recall we blogged about the topic of client disengagement in 2018 (Go here). The following are two suggested templates for disengagement letters: a relative simple version aimed at individual clients from the AICPA […]
Outsourcing – malpractice risk management perils concerning subcontractor’s indemnification provisions.
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb. We have received several inquiries from CPAGold™ members about QBE’s coverage position when it comes to the use of sub-contractors for the provision of professional services to clients. The CPAGold™ policy is comprehensive and contains a broad definition of who is covered via DEFINITIONS 8,28 wherein its states: 8.28 […]
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb Many accounting firms have aggressive plans to build their practices and expand the range of services available to clients. Growth strategy is often comprises of several elements: Organic growth is the simplest and arises from marketing, business and employee development and cross selling services to clients. Mergers and acquisition […]
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb Each insurer’s policy is arranged differently, and the items listed above can be located in different places and with different headings in each policy. However, by reading the explanations below, you should be able to locate them no matter where they are found within a policy. 1. Coverage Agreements […]
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb. You may recall that in September 2017 we reported on the data breach suffered by the national credit reporting agency. Go here for the article. According to Reuters — Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. will pay up to $700 million to settle U.S. federal and state probes into a […]
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 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 […]