Nonprofit Insurance Digest

Does My Nonprofit need "Umbrella" Insurance?

The primary reasons a Nonprofit organization may need an umbrella (or Excess Liability) policy generally break down as follows: 1) The limits available under the primary liability policies may not be enough to cover the insured's exposure or 2) The organization may enter into a contract that requires limits in excess of the primary liability limits.  Does your organization need more coverage?
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Claim Defense Costs and Your Nonprofit Insurance

Most liability policies contain two key provisions, the duty to indemnify and the duty to defend. Both provisions are critical, but the "duty to defend" concept is often overlooked or misunderstood. However, it is a key factor in the decision to purchase nonprofit insurance of various types and has a significant impact on risk management.
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What Insurance Limits Does My Nonprofit Need?

This is a question we get frequently and it's impossible to answer.  We can't look into the future to see what might happen that would result in a claim and even if we could there is no way of knowing what the cost of that potential claim would be.  Coverage limit determinations are part of the overall risk analysis all nonprofits should do when reviewing their nonprofit insurance program. […]
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Insurance Broker or Insurance Company - Who does what?

Our nonprofit clients are sometimes confused by the various people involved in creating and providing their insurance program. They aren't quite sure who does what and when to call the "Broker" or when to call the "Insurance Company." It seems like it should be simple enough, but it is insurance, after all...
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Nonprofit Orgs need GL and D&O Insurance Coverage at a Minimum

I am approached by many nonprofits that say they need General Liability, or they need Directors & Officers Liability but not both. However, I always recommend both because these two coverages are the cornerstones of any effective nonprofit risk management and insurance program. These two coverages provide completely different types of insurance protections for your nonprofit organization.  It is […]
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4 Key Insurance Coverages for Nonprofits

Insurance is a big subject full of words that nobody uses in their daily lives.  Insurance for Nonprofits can seem more complicated by the fact that insurance was originally created with for-profit businesses in mind, so it’s not always obvious how the various pieces fit together to create the specific programs needed by most organizations.  However, because it’s specialized we can simplify the […]
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5 Essentials of Cyber Liability Your Board Needs to Consider

Who ever thought there would be such a thing as Cyber Liability? We all seem to take our electronic devises and ability to communication electronically for granted these days. Unfortunately, the more we depend on these things the more complacent we become about the risks involved. And, that complacency is exactly what cyber criminals’ prey on. Thankfully, there is Cyber Insurance available to […]
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5 Ways to Review Your Nonprofit Insurance

It’s important to review your nonprofit insurance policies periodically. The activities and operations of your nonprofit may change over time. And the coverages available to nonprofits may also change over time. As things evolve it’s critical that you manage risk by verifying that your coverage is up to date and addresses the unique needs of your organization. The easiest time to do this review […]
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COVID19 and your Nonprofit Insurance

Among all the things that are frustrating about living through the COVID19 pandemic probably the most frustrating is the simple lack of not knowing. We don’t know how to deal with it. We don’t know when we will have a vaccine or if it will work. We don’t know the long-term effects on our economy. And so much more! As you can imagine, we field many questions from our clients about how possible […]
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