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DIRECTORS & OFFICERS INSURANCE Safeguarding leadership from corporate liability risks

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Why do I need Directors & Officers Insurance?

Under the 2006 Companies Act, directors and officers are exposed to over 200 areas of statutory liability. Directors & Officers Liability Insurance (D&O) is designed to indemnify directors and officers from claims against them personally for failing in their duties.

Even if your company has limited liability, individual directors do not, making them personally vulnerable. Cover can be extended on some policies to include all individuals in management positions, pension trustees, employment practices, fidelity and entity cover.

If a company has limited status, it has a degree of protection, but directors/partners can have unlimited liability. As such, directors of Limited companies, Limited partnerships or Community Interest Companies would be sensible to have the protection this insurance offers – noting that it should be in addition to good and safe working practices, not instead!

Voluntary organisations, clubs, and societies should consider protecting their committee members with trustees’ and committee members’ liability insurance, which offers similar protection.

Who could make a claim against a director or officer?

  • Employees
  • Shareholders
  • Customers
  • Government bodies (HMRC/HSE)

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What insurance do I need to consider?

Every club, organisation, and race is unique, so no ‘one size fits all’ insurance plan or solution exists. Aside from directors and officers insurance, there are some other recommended insurance options for your club, such as:

Public Liability

To cover the insured’s legal liability to compensate others for personal injury or damage to their property. Find out more

Personal Accident

Cover that pays a benefit in the event of an insured person’s death, injury or illness. Find out more

Cyber Insurance

Protect your systems, membership details and customer data against cyber threats and breaches. Find out more

Legal Expenses

Provides legal services and covers costs to defend or pursue certain legal actions. Find out more

Kit & equipment

A specialist kit and equipment insurance designed for the sports, dance and leisure industry. Find out more

Employers Liability

Cover should an employee suffer a work-related injury or disease, whether full time, part time or volunteer. Find out more

Event Cancellation

Compensate for any financial loss following cancellation, disruption, postponement or relocation. Find out more

Sports travel insurance

Cover for sports individuals including whilst competing with option to cover winter sports. Find out more

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