What Accounting Insurance Coverages Should CPAs Consider Getting?
Professional liability coverage is often one of the most important coverages that CPAs get, for this is the coverage that normally protects against mistakes in work. Should a client or third-party sue over an alleged work error, the lawsuit normally falls under the domain of this coverage. Sometimes, professional liability insurance for CPAs is referred to as “errors and omissions coverage” or “E&O coverage.”
CPAs shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that professional liability coverage is the only protection they need, though. Depending on their particular situation, CPAs might also want to get:
What Kind of Accounting Insurance Policies Are Available to CPAs?
Depending on what coverages are desired, CPAs may choose from a few different types of accounting policies.
CPAs who want only professional liability coverage can usually purchase it through a stand-alone policy that offers only this protection. Doing so, however, often leaves CPAs exposed to other risks and generally isn’t recommended for this reason.
A package policy that combines professional liability coverage with some of the other aforementioned coverages is usually preferable. There are two main types of package policies:
- Business Owners Policies, which offer basic protections suitable for many small businesses (including many accountants)
- Commercial Package Policies, which provide more coverage options and may be appropriate if specific coverages are desired