This is the maximum amount available to be paid on your behalf if a demand for money or services is made alleging injury or damage arising from a single act, error or omission in the rendering of your professional services as stated on your certificate of insurance.
This is the maximum amount available to be paid on your behalf regardless of the number of claims or entities making claims against you.
The Bottom Line: the most we will pay for any single covered malpractice lawsuit is the each claim limit. The total amount we will pay for all covered malpractice lawsuits will not exceed the aggregate limit.
A. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COVERAGE PART
Professional Liability (PL)
Provides coverage for amounts up to the limits stated on your certificate of insurance that you become legally obligated to pay as a result of a professional liability claim arising out of a covered medical incident.
Coverage for charges of privacy violation, slander, libel, and other alleged personal injuries committed while carrying out your professional duties.
Coverage is provided up to the limit stated on your certificate of insurance, as a sublimit of professional liability, for amounts that you are legally obligated to pay as a result of covered claims involving acts of sexual misconduct related to professional services, provided that there is no determination of liability. There is no coverage for criminal acts, including consensual sexual activity. (This coverage is not available in New York).
B. COVERAGE EXTENSIONS
If a complaint is submitted against you to an applicable licensing agency, you could face the challenge of defending your practice and license. A policy through HPSO will reimburse you up to $25,000 in aggregate for your legal representation arising out of a covered license protection incident.
Defendant Expense Benefit
Your policy through HPSO will reimburse you up to the limits stated on your certificate of insurance for lost wages and other covered expenses incurred when you are required to attend a trial, hearing, or proceeding as a defendant in a covered claim.
If you receive a subpoena for documents or testimony arising out of professional services related to a lawsuit in which you are not named, the HPSO policy includes deposition representation. Your coverage through HPSO will pay for attorney’s fees charged by an attorney designated by the insurer to prepare you for a deposition.
If you become the victim of an assault, either at or while commuting to or from your workplace, this coverage provides reimbursement up to $25,000 annual aggregate, for your covered medical expenses or damage to your personal property. (This coverage is not available in Texas).
Up to the limits stated on your certificate of insurance for reimbursement of necessary medical expenses incurred by others injured at your residence or business premises as a result of a covered incident, other than a medical incident.
This coverage reimburses you up to the limits stated on your certificate of insurance for expenses you incur in rendering first aid to others.
Damage to Property of Others
Payment up to $10,000 annual aggregate for unintentional damage you cause to someone else’s property while at your residence or your workplace.
Information Privacy (HIPAA) Fines and Penalties
The HIPAA provision reimburses you up to $25,000 aggregate to notify patients of a breach of confidential personal information in violation of privacy protection laws. It also covers HIPAA fines and penalties that you become legally obligated to pay as a result of a covered proceeding. (Fines and penalties not available in New York).
Coverage is provided up to $25,000 annual aggregate for certain fees, such as third party legal or public relations consultants, to address adverse publicity or media attention, including preparation of statements, press releases, and interviews arising from your profession services. (Coverage is not available in all states).
Claims will be evaluated for coverage based upon the specific facts and circumstances presented, the issued policy terms, conditions and exclusions. If coverage is afforded, the amounts payable under a policy are subject to applicable deductibles and limits of insurance. An interpretation of coverage does not predict the outcome of a claim.