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What is the importance of retroactive date in liability insurance?

The retroactive date in a liability insurance policy is either –   Date from which you have held uninterrupted insurance cover (despite changing insurers on renewal) or Date from which your insurer has agreed to provide   The retroactive date is important because it determines how far back in time an incident can occur for your policy to […]

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Are Directors & Officers personally liable For Company Debts?

Investors frequently require the Directors and Executive officers to be covered under protective insurance. This ensures that the company does not suffer any monetary losses arising out of an alleged act of the director. Investor directors are also concerned that they may face litigation because of their role in company boards. The awards by the […]

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Why do I need a D&O policy?

Why do I need a D&O policy? The directors and officers are key players in the management and administration of any organization. These persons are at the helm of the company. They make executive decisions that impact the growth and profitability of the company. However, being human, the officers of the company often make mistakes […]

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Is D&O policy required in case of merger/acquisition?

Is D&O policy required in case of merger/acquisition? Mergers or acquisitions have become common today. Large companies take over or merge with smaller companies with a view to expanding their business. Whenever there is a merger or an acquisition, the directors and officers of both the companies involved face a volatile situation. During mergers and […]

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Case Studies in D&O insurance

Case Studies in D&O insurance The directors and officers liability insurance, also known as D&O policy, is a liability insurance which offers coverage for the personal liability of directors and officers. This liability may arise due to wrongful acts done by them in their managerial capacity. The defence costs are covered and payable in advance […]

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Why should a start-up consider Directors and Officers(D&O) Insurance?

Why should a start-up consider Directors and Officers(D&O) Insurance? Start-ups grow so rapidly that it’s often difficult for them to correct course if they commit any mistakes. Additionally, at their incubation and early start stage, start-ups usually ignore Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. This ignorance results from the misconception that only big organisations require this […]

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Are Directors Personally Liable For Company Debts?

If directors act correctly, they may not be held liable for debts. It is a well-acknowledged fact that a company is a separate legal entity. However,  directors may be held liable for the company’s insolvency or non-payment of debts if the company wilfully defaults. In the case of many private investments, the investors insist that […]

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