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Attn. Copywriters - Does Anyone Have Professional Liability Insurance?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Julie Stoller, Aug 30, 2019.

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    An agency I write for (freelance, remote) is now requiring professional liability insurance for all their writers (otherwise known as E+O - errors and omissions insurance). This is a very specialized form of insurance for freelancers and I'm having a very hard time finding an insurance company that offers it to writers/copywriters. One (Hiscox) insures pretty much every freelance worker imaginable (i.e. acupunture services) except writers. I've been working for this company for nearly 7 years and they're my main client. Can anyone help? Thanks very much.
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    Julie Stoller, Aug 30, 2019 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Do you realize that this is an international site? How on earth are we supposed to know where you are from? It's difficult to help you due to lack of information.
    I shouldn't even bother...but if you are in Canada go with Zensurance, if you are in the U.K. you can go with Trushield. I believe (not 100% sure) that Creativerisksolutions insure Americans, that also would hold true for Tricountyinsurance.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Aug 30, 2019 IP
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    Julie Stoller Peon

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    I'm so sorry. I should have looked at this forum more closely before posting. Yes, I'm in the U.S., East Coast. Thank you so much for responding. I will definitely look into the two companies you mention.
     
    Julie Stoller, Aug 30, 2019 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Pas un problem chere. You are polite you'll do well here, welcome to DP.:)
     
    Spoiltdiva, Aug 30, 2019 IP
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    Thank you, Spoiltdiva. For any other writers in a similar situation, Creative Risk Solutions seems to focus on handling existing claims, rather than providing professional liability (E+O) insurance. Tri County Insurance (tcinsure.com) does indeed offer E+O insurance, but only for those in Woodland Hills CA, Los Angeles county CA and surrounding areas. Hiscox offers E+O insurance, but not for writers (although they accept digital marketing agencies that employ writers). American Family Insurance - Small Business Insurance (amfambusinessinsurance.com) apparently offers it, but if you try to request a quote online and choose your industry, neither writer nor copywriter is listed. The closest thing is marketing consulting. If you call them, the message says "speak to a local agent." No human to talk to. I've emailed and am awaiting a response. Sorry for this long, sad saga. I need to get this insurance or lose a primary source of income, and I want to share the info. so other writers can have an easier time of it, should they find themselves in similar circumstances! Thanks, everybody.
     
    Julie Stoller, Aug 31, 2019 IP
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    This is very useful information. Keep us posted as to what your decision is as to an insurer, providing you find one of course.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Aug 31, 2019 IP