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SWISS RE/WESTPORT

Swiss Re/Westport is largest writer of agents Errors & Omissions insurance in the country. It has the strongest coverage in the marketplace and provides solid core coverage, as well as coverage units, to insure against other exposures of concern. For more than 20 years, Swiss Re/Westport has been the nationally endorsed carrier of the Big 'I' Professional Liability Program.


Features and Benefits
Below is just a sample of the coverage benefits provided by the Swiss Re/Westport policy.
  • Coverage for the sale of both Property/Casualty and Life/Health insurance products
  • Limits of liability up to $20 million
  • Broad definition of covered professional services and activities
  • Comprehensive definition of 'who is an insured'
  • Aggregate deductibles
  • Defense cost outside the limits
  • First dollar defense availability
  • Full prior acts availability
  • No contractual liability exclusion
  • Coverage for punitive damages (where available by states and covered by insuring agreements)
  • Multiple extended reporting period options
  • True worldwide protection
  • Coverage for advertising, including libel and slander
  • Protection for related consulting services
  • Expert witness testimony 
  • Formal insurance courses
  • Premium finance services placement built-in
  • Additional coverages, include: catastrophe extra expense, subpoena, and regulatory expenses
  • Choice of Defense Counsel - by endorsement
  • Real Estate Agent activity - by coverage unit
  • Employment Practices Liability - by coverage unit

Why Swiss Re?

  • Exclusive loss prevention resources including: risk managment website, E&O Happens - their risk management newsletter, E&O Claims Advisor, and E&O self audit guide.
  • An exclusive policy form and premium credits filed on a Risk Purchasing Group basis giving Big 'I' members tailored coverage.
  • A dedicated claims staff focusing solely on defending insurance agents E&O claims. (70% of claims personnel are attorneys.)
  • Rated A+ (superior) by A.M. Best.

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E&O Happens
The Big 'I' Professional Liability Program's agency E&O risk management website is available exclusively to policyholders of Swiss/ReWestport Insurance Corporation and First Specialty Insurance Corporation. This website includes practical agency E&O claims prevention information and tools to help your agency avoid costly E&O claims and to improve overall agency operations. 

Some of the valuable information, which is targeted for all agency staff positions, includes:

  • E&O claims frequency data
  • Real-life case studies and analysis
  • Sample client letters
  • Sample agency procedures
  • Agency E&O self-assessments
  • Podcasts on important E&O topics
  • E&O tips
  • Agency E&O related articles
  • And much more

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Real Estate Agents E&O
The Swiss Re/Westport Program offers agents a Real Estate E&O option that allows independent insurance agents who have real estate operations the opportunity to have their real estate professional liability covered under the same policy as their insurance professional. For this product complete the coverage application.  

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EPL Coverage
Swiss Re/Westport offers policyholders that employ 10 people or less EPL coverage. 

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