Help secure the future of your organization with non-profit insurance.
Insurance that’s unique to your non-profit.
No two non-profits are the same, and that’s why you need an insurance policy unique to your organization. Because even though your organization’s goal is to help people, you are still running a business. That means your non-profit needs to protect itself against the risks that small business owners face. However, you’ll often find that premium prices for non-profits may be lower than traditional businesses. We’ll help you find a non-profit insurance policy that offers coverage for your organization’s unique needs.
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Directors and Officers Insurance
What happens if a board member invests the non-profit's assets unwisely and loses everything? A creditor might sue the non-profit as well as its directors and officers. Non-profit organizations are not immune to lawsuits. It’s possible someone may disagree with the way you run the organization and file suit. Oftentimes, non-profits don't have deep pockets to fight these types of lawsuits, therefore putting the organization at risk.
Directors and officers liability insurance protects your directors, officers, trustees, employees, volunteers, and the entity from any act or alleged act, error, omission, misstatement, misleading statement, or breach of duty.
General Liability Insurance
Water on the floor, slippery entry in the winter, broken glass/hazardous debris, etc. These can all be accidents waiting to happen that make your non-profit susceptible. Claims may arise due to bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and more.
General liability insurance is an absolute necessity for any business. It provides broad coverage when you are deemed responsible and liable, and will also pay to defend any covered lawsuit or action regardless of its merit.
If one of your employees receives an injury or becomes ill due to a work-related occurrence, you are required by law to have the proper coverage in place.
Workers' compensation protects your employees should a job-related injury or sickness occur during the course of employment. This coverage is required by law and may vary by area, so be sure that you understand your obligations for all physical locations where your business operates in and all physical locations where you hire your employees.
Commercial Property Insurance
When a fire, theft, or another type of disaster strikes, your commercial property and everything within it can suffer a significant loss. This can have a detrimental effect on your organization.
Commercial property insurance can help protect the property your business owns and leases, including things like equipment, inventory, furniture, and fixtures. Whether you own your building or lease your workspace, commercial property insurance can be purchased separately or can be combined with other necessary coverage to protect your business’ physical assets.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)
On average, it's estimated that three out of five businesses will be sued by their employees. Claims can stem from just about anything, such as someone taking a joke the wrong way and being offended. While there is nothing you can do to prevent someone from filing a lawsuit, there is something you can do to limit the costs of defending a legal claim.
The right coverage is critical to your risk management process as it protects against discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and other employment-related allegations.
Business Income Insurance
What would you do if an email virus impacted the operation of your database and prevented you from serving clients for a day or more? Or what if a hacker or cyber criminal caused a system outage or extended downtime, leaving your business inoperable? These and other events can destroy your ability to serve clients and bring in revenue, which can have a major long-term impact on the viability of your business.
Business income insurance compensates you for lost income if your company cannot operate as normal due to disaster-related damage that is covered under your commercial property insurance policy, such as a data breach or cyber attack. Business income insurance covers the revenue you would have earned, based on your financial records, had the disaster not occurred. The policy also covers operating expenses, like electricity, that continue even though business activities have come to a temporary halt.
Lawsuits can happen to anyone, and the damages can be hefty whether you win or lose. Even if you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ll need to defend yourself. So regardless of whether a contract requires it, without professional liability coverage, you could be putting your business’ future at risk.
Similar to directors and officers liability insurance, professional liability coverage protects against liabilities resulting from mismanagement of the organization, as well as workplace-related claims such as discrimination or sexual harassment. It covers not only directors and officers, but also staff, volunteers, and the non-profit organization itself.
What coverage does your non-profit need?
Because non-profits vary in size and type, there are many coverage options available that may fit the needs of your organization. Some factors to consider in building a policy are whether or not you deal with members of the public at risk of injury, such as elderly or disabled people. You’ll also need to think about any type of transportation you use, particularly if it’s to carry people who aren’t staff. You might even face claims if people are hurt or face costs because of shortcomings in the help or advice you provide.
What organizations need non-profit insurance?
Tax-exempt organizations such as volunteer fire departments, unions, religious groups, recreational clubs, charities, and more may require non-profit insurance.
Why do you need non-profit insurance?
Having non-profit insurance for your organization may help protect you regarding professional mistakes, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and damage to your reputation.
How much does non-profit insurance cost?
The cost of covering your organization may depend on a variety of factors, including your location, the size of your non-profit, how many employees and workers you have, and what type of organization you run.
Policies for your staff and directors.
It’s also particularly important to check how an insurance policy distinguishes between the organization itself and the personal liabilities of any of the directors. Meanwhile, if you employ staff, you’ll also need to look at potential risks such as claims of harassment or discrimination. Coverages such as directors and officers liability, workers’ compensation, and employment practice liability insurance may help your organization in these situations.
Looking for non-profit insurance so your organization can carry on giving back to others? Contact us to go over the specifics of your non-profit and the coverage options available to you.
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