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Understanding the Coverage Scope of Your E&O Insurance

There are different types of insurance that you must acquire for your young or growing business. The coverage will protect you from financial and legal repercussions of unexpected problems. One of the most important forms of insurance that you should acquire for your practice to avoid losing monetary losses through lawsuits is the errors and omissions insurance.

This cover is also known as the professional indemnity insurance, and it is designed to protect businesses which provide advice or services from bearing the full financial responsibility of negligence claims and similar damages. Consider this short outline of the elements of your business which will be covered if you decide to apply for errors and omissions insurance online.

 

Defense Costs

If a lawsuit is launched against you for negligence or other form of damage, the E&O insurance cover will provide financial resources for your defense. Typically, the lawyer fees will be provided by the insurance company. The administrative and court costs which include the charges attached to filing, processing and copying documents are normally covered. If a settlement s agreed upon by the involved parties, the insurance will be responsible for the financial responsibility.

 

Negligent Claims

Alleged and actual negligent claims can be launched against you or your business. This type of situation occurs when you fail in your duty of care. In simple terms, a person can claim that you failed to take reasonable care while performing your professional work and this resulted in their harm. For example, a client might have received wrong advice or you might have allegedly made a costly mistake during the delivery of service. The E&O insurance will cover the claims.

 

Personal Injury Claims

The E&O insurance covers personal injury caused during the provision of professional service. However, the pertinent claims must be related to the person’s reputations. This includes libel, defamation and even slander. Normally, the coverage will protect you from the financial repercussions which will arise if a client makes a claim.

 

Prior Acts

There are incidents which might have taken place in the past within your business. If these issues come up after the effective date of the policy, claims can be made and covered. This is known as retroactive coverage. However, you should note that this does not apply to all insurance companies. Therefore, you should inquire about this before making an application for errors and omissions insurance online.

 

Conclusion

The exact elements of your business which are covered by the E&O insurance can vary significantly. Therefore, you should be diligent in making certain that the presented contract will provide the protection that your company needs. You should also remember that there are claims that are not covered by this type of insurance. Issues such as fraud, false advertising, physical injury, property damage and employee matters are not within the E&O scope.

Communities in Bloom

The CIB group has been busy and wish to keep everyone updated on their progress. The annual clean-up was a great success. There was an enthusiastic turn out and the town is looking great. Special thanks to the Fire Department and the Gleichen Kids club who were very helpful for the day. The native grass was planted at the buffalo, so soon he will be standing on prairiewool as in the olden days. Pot planting is coming up. If you wish to help out talk to Fran Millar or Doris Lindeman to sign up. Spring is such a nice time of the year. Everyone’s yards look so nice. Keep up the good work, Gleichen.

Canada Day Celebrations!

Come celebrate Canada Day at the Gleichen Arena this year. Festivities kick off at 10am with the official greetings and raising of the flag. Activities to follow include the annual RCMP slowpitch tournament, a baseball tournament, horseshoe competitions, kids games and amusements, face painting. Live entertainment from local artists follow a bbq dinner, leading up to our annual fireworks show. Bring a lawn chair so you’re comfortable and help us all celebrate our 143rd national birthday!

New Things Could Be Happening!

This is just a little off the record information to tell you that over the next few weeks, your Community Association Board may have some good news items to share with everyone.

This would probably come under the heading of PROGRESS. Absolutely no guarantees but things do appear to be favorable right now.

Gleichen Fall Fair and Parade

The Gleichen Fall Fair and Parade was held on Sat. Aug. 22nd and came off as a roaring success.

The Parade was fantastic with the Mounties in their Red Serge leading. Then came the Piper and the Drummer. From there the entries were strung out for quite a way, with dignitaries in the convertibles, a number of floats from the surrounding area, horse and riders, kids with their wheels and the entries for the bed tournament, there was a few older vehicles from the show & shine and finally quite a number of Fire Dept equipment from the surrounding communities.

The Show & Shine had a full field of entries. Maybe even more than they thought they would get. Sure was a lot of gleaming paint and chrome. The entries varied from quite old, fully restored, to somewhat newer but completely restored in cars, trucks and farm tractors.

The Fair itself had good crowds and were quite busy throughout the day.

All in all it was a very successful event and people are already asking what we are going to do for next year. BIGGER AND BETTER!

Count-Down to the Fair

With just over two weeks left until the fair everyone should be busy getting their photos organized, their baking in the deep-freeze and all their other projects finished up. The hail probably didn’t do the gardens any good but we can still hope for good items in that department.

Final Curling of the season

The Gleichen and District Curling club wrapped up their season with the men’s Oyster bonspiel. 18 rinks participated in the event with the Shane Fladhammer rink from Bassano winning first in the first. Over $3500 in prize money was given out to the event winners. The $1000.00 draw was won by the Hansen Rink from Strathmore. Thank-you to our event sponsors and to all the curlers who did such great curling on our Birer like ice (14 seconds Hog to Hog). See you all again next year.