What is Directors & Officers Insurance

  • Directors and Officers Liability is the personal liability assumed by a director or officer of an organization solely due to their position within the organization
  • Personal liabilities may arise in tort, in contract or as a result of a statutory provision
  • Directors and officers may be held jointly and severally liable with their corporation as well as with their fellow directors and officers

Why Do Directors & Officers Policies Exist?

 

  • Times have changed…we are becoming a more litigious society
  • Most Directors and Officers on non-profit organizations are  volunteering for humanitarian reasons and not receiving any sort of compensation…peace of mind is a must to sustain participation
  • Directors and Officers do not want to risk their personal financial security from any claims against themselves or their families
  • Non-profit organizations cannot afford to finance claims and/or   lawsuits against themselves or their Directors and Officers 
  • Other policies leave gaps in coverage
  • CGL policy excludes coverage for financial loss against the organization and/or its directors and officers for wrongful acts; also, it’s occurrence-based rather than claims-made
  • E&O policy includes the financial loss but only with respect to professional services rendered (i.e. professional liability), D&O insurance  is not meant to cover liability for professional services rendered

 

 

Who makes claims against Directors & Officers:

 

Employees or volunteers:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Harassment / humiliation
  • Discrimination
  • Defamation of character (libel/slander)
  • Adverse employment conditions (safety)

Clients; members:

  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Defamation of character (libel/slander)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty (dishonesty/fraud)
  • Contract disputes


Suppliers; contractors; creditors:

  • Contract disputes
  • Conflict of interest
  • Business interference
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Copyright / patent infringement 


Government or regulatory bodies:

  • Failure to deduct and remit employees contributions as required by the Canada Pension Plan Act
  • Failure to comply with provisions of federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act 
Call the Team at Peake & McInnis Ltd. today so we can put a Prince Edward Island Directors & Officers Insurance Policy in place for your operation.

Peake & McInnis LTD have been providing Islanders with the most current and comprehensive insurance policies, packages and rates on Prince Edward Island since 1912. We have the experience and perspective to provide Directors & Officers Liability Insurance solution for the novice or experienced buyer. Our competent and proficient staff are prepared to answer your questions. Call us today 902-566-5534 or fill out the quick quote form at top of page.