PI Insurance

Can I Get Retroactive Coverage With Professional Indemnity Insurance?

Short Answer: Yes, you can get retroactive cover. It’s important to note that various insurers may have distinct criteria or prerequisites concerning retroactive cover and dates. You should canvass this with your broker prior to taking out a PI policy. Retroactive cover is an important aspect of Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance. This type of cover…

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Which Professions Require Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa?

While this list is not exhaustive, here are some professions in South Africa that commonly require PI insurance: It is important to note that the requirement for PI insurance may vary based on regulatory bodies, professional associations, contractual obligations, and client demands within each profession. Professionals in these fields should consult with their respective industry…

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What Is A Gap In Cover And The Risks?

A “gap in cover” refers to a period of time when insurance coverage is not in effect (i.e. a period in which you are NOT COVERED). It means a break or interruption in the continuity of insurance protection. During this gap, the policyholder is without the benefits and safeguards provided by the insurance policy. Key…

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Understanding Prescription

What is a prescription period? Prescription is a legal principle that sets a time limit for bringing legal claims. It aims to promote legal certainty and prevent claims from being pursued indefinitely. Time Limits for Claims Different types of claims have specific time limits for prescription. It is essential to be aware of these time…

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What is the difference between a short-term insurer and a Mutual organisation that provides professional indemnity cover?

Short-term insurers and mutual organizations that provide professional indemnity cover are two different types of insurance providers that operate in different ways and have different structures. A short-term insurer is a company that provides insurance coverage for a specific period of time, such as a year, and charges a premium for that coverage. Short-term insurers…

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Is an Occurrence Based product better than a Claims made product?

Whether an occurrence-based product is better than a claims-made product depends on a variety of factors, including the nature of your business, your risk profile, and your budget. Occurrence-based policies provide coverage for incidents that occur during the policy period, regardless of when a claim is made. This means that if an incident occurs during…

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Why do I need a liability insurance broker in South Africa?

Professional liability insurance is a vital part of running a business, so it’s important to get the right cover for your profession. A liability insurance broker has experience in different types of professional insurance and risk management. A liability broker will work closely with you to identify the risks which your business faces, and they…

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Everything you need to know about a ‘Claims-Made’ Policy

There are two key features of a claims-made policy. Firstly, the policy limits coverage to claims first made during the policy period. A claim is typically “made” on the date that you notify your broker or the Insurer. A claim made before the policy inception date or after the expiration date is not covered unless…

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What is a reportable circumstance and what is a claim?

A reportable circumstance is any occasion when the Insured first becomes aware of any of the following: an intimation of a possible claim for damages, including correspondence intimating that the Insured was at fault in relation to performing any service or is liable for costs incurred or losses suffered by a third party; or the…

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Why the need for TOP UP insurance?

For law firms and sole practitioners alike, it is critical that the limit of cover offered under your Professional Indemnity insurance policy is adequate for your business. We strongly recommend you review your limit to determine whether an increase in cover, beyond what may be offered by your professional indemnity fund. For attorneys this is…

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