Accountant’s Professional Liability Insurance and Other Coverages Help Protect Your Business
From employee injuries to property damage, accounting businesses have to be prepared for the potential financial impact from a wide range of risks.
At biBERK, we provide tailored insurance for accountants at savings of up to 20%. Whether you need workers' compensation, general liability, professional liability (also known as errors and omissions or E&O), a business owners policy or BOP (sometimes called property & liability insurance), umbrella, or cyber insurance, just complete a simple form online or speak with our licensed insurance experts to get a fast, free quote. Plus, with biBERK, you can purchase a policy, manage it, and report claims online for ultimate convenience.
Insurance for Accountants and Other Financial Professionals Need
There’s too much at stake to operate a financial services business without insurance since you handle sensitive information and can be sued for mismanaging funds or other mistakes, even if you did nothing wrong. Professional liability insurance for accountants and other financial professionals (also called errors & omissions), can cover legal fees and damages awarded by a court if your business makes an error, such as when preparing a tax return or other financial document.
Cyber and General Liability Coverage
You can also purchase add-on cyber liability coverage for your professional liability insurance to protect you in the event of the loss of your clients’ sensitive financial information in a data breach. We recommend considering it or a data compromise add-on, since very few companies are completely secure when it comes to the information on computers and in email. And general liability coverage can protect you if, for example, you damage client property or a client slips and falls while visiting your office and suffers an injury.
Our Business Insurance Covers Accounting and Finance Companies, Including:
- Accounting clerks
- Accounting information system specialists
- Accounts payable/receivable clerks
- Budget analysts
- Business valuation specialists
- Capital accountants
- Chartered accountants
- Comptroller/financial controllers
- Cost accountants
- Financial advisors
- Financial analysts
- Financial brokers
- Financial managers
- Financial planners (certified financial planners),
- Forensic accountants
- Payroll accountants
- RIAs (registered investment advisors),
- Statutory auditors
- Tax accountants
- Tax advisors
- Tax consultants
- Tax preparers
What are the Different Types of Accountant Insurance and Finance Insurance?
At biBERK, we offer six different types of insurance for small business owners like you. Depending on the location of your business and other factors, certain types might be better for you than others. All of the options below might be considered "accountant insurance" or "financial professional insurance" as they can be particularly important to people in this industry.
Workers' Compensation Insurance
This insurance helps protect your business if an employee is injured, contracts an illness, or dies as a result of an incident on the job. It can cover medical costs, legal fees, and lost wages due to the injury.chevron_rightWorkers' Compensation
Business Owners Policy
Also called property & liability insurance, Commonly referred to as a business owners policy (BOP), it combines general liability insurance with coverage for your company’s property. You'll get protection for the building you own, space you lease, and any property needed to run your business, while also receiving coverage for things like business interruption. This can replace lost income, as well as cover other costs associated with getting your business back up and running after suffering property damage, such as the use of a temporary location. You can also tailor your BOP with add-ons including cyber, hired and non-owned auto liability, employment-related practices liability, and employee benefits liability.chevron_rightBusiness Owners Policy
Professional Liability Insurance
Also known as errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, this policy could protect you from the cost of damages and legal fees when someone claims your professional service caused financial harm to them or their business. Coverage includes both mistakes on the part of your business (errors) and the failure to perform a service (omissions). Professional liability insurance should be considered if your business provides professional advice, offers a professional service, or has contractual requirements for the coverage.chevron_rightProfessional Liability
General Liability Insurance
Also known as commercial liability insurance, a general liability policy covers damages and legal costs associated with injury claims by customers and other people you don't employ, damage to other people's property that was caused by your business, and medical costs associated with these incidents. It also covers libel, slander, and copyright infringement. Plus, there are endorsements you can add to customize your policy, including cyber, hired and non-owned auto liability, employment-related practices liability, and employee benefits liability.chevron_rightGeneral Liability
Every insurance policy you purchase has a maximum value that it will cover in the event of an incident. Umbrella insurance adds another layer of protection: it can cover costs that exceed the limit of another liability policy, subject to its own limit. Without it, you may be responsible for anything over your policy limit. Business liability suits can easily exceed the actual value of many small businesses, so we highly recommend an umbrella policy to protect your company.chevron_rightUmbrella
This coverage can be purchased as an add-on to a general liability, professional liability, or BOP policy. It helps cover costs related to system hacks or data security breaches in which sensitive information has been stolen and fraud has occurred or there is a reasonable expectation that it might occur.chevron_rightCyber Insurance
Why biBERK for Accounting & Financial Business Insurance?
We’re the experts when it comes to small business.
Get a quote entirely online or speak with one of our insurance experts right away for help getting a quote, buying a policy, or answering any questions you may have.
We insure your small business directly, without a middleman or insurance broker, so we pass that savings on to you—up to 20% less than policies with other insurance companies.
We're part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group with millions of satisfied customers, more than 75 years of insurance experience, and $38 billion in paid claims in 2020.