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Insurance Terms

Helpful Insurance Terminology 

Occurrence Based Policy
Insurance that pays claims arising out of incidents that occur during the policy term, even if they are filed years later or if the policy is no longer in effect.

Malpractice
Professional misconduct or lack of ordinary skill in the performance of a professional act which renders the practitioner liable for damages.

Professional Liability Insurance
The obligation that a professional practitioner has to provide care or service that meets the standard of practice for his/her profession.

General Liability Insurance
A form of insurance designed to protect practitioners from liability exposures arising out of accidents resulting from the premises.

Product Liability Insurance
Insurance on a professional practitioner from suits arising out of damage caused by a product used on a client.

Damage to Premises
Property Damage to any one premises while rented by the Insured or in the case of damage by fire, while rented by the Insured or temporarily occupied by the Insured with permission of the owner of premises.

Per Occurrence limit
This is the limit for all damages, whether property damage or bodily injury resulting from one occurrence. Our policy has a $ 2 million per occurrence limit.

Aggregate limit
This is the maximum limit for all claims against you during the policy period. Each claim paid reduces the remaining coverage for the period until the aggregate amount is paid.

If you are named in a malpractice lawsuit, an experienced malpractice attorney will be provided for you if needed. In addition, all legal expenses you incur to settle covered claims against you will be paid win or lose.