December 17, 2014
- Property damage and business interruption losses.
- Commercial general liability claims.
- Directors’ and officers’ liability.
- Construction claims.
Obtaining appropriate insurance policies can help limit a company’s financial exposure to these types of events. To maximize the protection that may be available under its insurance policies, the policyholder should understand:
- The different types and layers of insurance policies available (such as first-party, third-party, primary, umbrella and excess coverages).
- The contents of an insurance policy to ensure the particular risks it faces are covered by the policy’s terms.
- The scope of coverage provided by a policy, including policy limits.
- Any policy exclusions or conditions that may limit coverage.
- When coverage under a policy is triggered.
- Its obligations under a policy.
Insurance policies are contracts between the insurer and the insured. The language of a policy generally controls whether an insurance company must provide coverage to a policyholder. Therefore, understanding the key components and language of insurance policies can help companies obtain the appropriate coverage for the risks they face when doing business.
The Insurance Policies and Coverage Toolkit is a collection of continuously maintained resources designed to help in-house counsel understand the fundamentals of insurance policies, coverage and recovery.
- Insurance Policies and Coverage: Overview (www.practicallaw.com/9-505-0561)
- Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies: Property Damage and Bodily Injury Coverage (Coverage A) (www.practicallaw.com/9-507-2539)
- Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies: Personal and Advertising Injury Coverage (Coverage B) (www.practicallaw.com/0-507-2567)
- Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Policies (www.practicallaw.com/2-504-6515)
- First Party Property Insurance Policies (www.practicallaw.com/5-504-4845)
- Insurance Bad Faith Law (www.practicallaw.com/4-505-9149)
- ERISA Bonding Requirements (www.practicallaw.com/9-503-3454)
- Insurance for ERISA Fiduciaries (www.practicallaw.com/2-517-5994)
- Insurance Issues for Lenders in Leveraged Leasing Transactions (www.practicallaw.com/7-517-2846)
- Insurance Issues for Lenders in Secured Loan Transactions (www.practicallaw.com/4-517-8901)
- Standstill Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue (Tolling Agreement) (www.practicallaw.com/2-505-5920)
- Notice of Claim: Occurrence-based Policy (www.practicallaw.com/8-505-1716)
- Notice of Claim: Claims-made Policy (www.practicallaw.com/5-505-4325)
- Filing a Claim under a Property Insurance Policy Checklist (www.practicallaw.com/3-505-0125)
- Choosing a D&O Insurance Carrier Checklist (www.practicallaw.com/8-385-7929)
- Minimizing Litigation Costs by Maximizing the Value of Insurance Coverage (www.practicallaw.com/8-502-7415)
- 15 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying D&O Insurance (www.practicallaw.com/7-503-1719)
- D&O Insurance: The Latest Trends (www.practicallaw.com/6-500-4090)