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ERRORS & OMISSIONS Insurance

Protection for bugs in your product that cause financial losses.

 
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Errors & Omissions Insurance with Ore

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What Errors & Omissions does & doesn't cover
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Recommendations based on stage and vertical
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Which add-ons make sense for your startup
BECAUSE

The average settlement in an E&O lawsuit is more than $140,000 – not counting your legal costs.

WHEN
  • Launching products or services
  • Raising a round
WHY
  • Tech startups tend to have higher E&O exposure than those in other industries, because innovation moves much faster than the laws that regulate it.
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THE PROTECTION

What Errors & Omissions Insurance Covers

Payment of legal fees
Payment of any settlement or judgment against your startup, should it be found liable.
Negligence
Someone at your startup fails to use reasonable care, which results in financial damage to a person or entity.
Breach of warranty
A promise is made to a client in a warranty and your company is unable to keep that promise.
Misrepresentation
A false statement or claim is made to entice another party into agreeing to the terms of a contract with your company.
Product failures
Financial loss due to bugs and outages that impact the client or customer.
Copyright of software code
Costs associated with harm caused by your product.
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Ancillary financial services endorsement
Costs associated with harm caused by your product, including property damage or physical injury.
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What it doesn’t cover
  • Data breach claims: typically covered by Cyber insurance. 
  • Employee injury costs: typically covered by Workers’ Comp.
  • Property damage: typically covered by a Business Property policy. 
  • Third-party bodily injury: typically covered by General Liability.
  • D&O claims: typically covered by a Directors and Officers policy.

FROM THE ACTUARIES

Errors & Omissions Claims Examples

Missed projected return on investment
Incident
A real estate investment platform lists an opportunity to invest in a new development in Salt Lake City. They include a target return rate in their communications, and clearly state that the number is just a projection and not a guaranteed return. Still, they receive a demand letter from two investors alleging negligent investment advice and seeking a return of their investment.
Resolution
An endorsement for financial and investment activities on the E&O policy provides coverage for the client’s attorneys’ fees to investigate and respond to the demand letter. The client denies any liability and the investors ultimately decide not to pursue their claim.
Product bug resulting in investment losses
Incident
A series B fintech startup launches an investment platform that allows users to easily buy and sell stocks through a mobile app. Due to a bug that was not caught on time, some users are unable to make any transactions during a 7-hour period. The startup ends up being named as a defendant in several lawsuits by investors alleging they were wrongfully blocked from purchasing shares of certain highly volatile stocks.
Resolution
The E&O policy provides coverage for the cost of attorneys’ fees to defend the startup, up to the policy limits.
Case Study
Incident
A real estate investment platform lists an opportunity to invest in a new development in Salt Lake City. They include a target return rate in their communications, and clearly state that the number is just a projection and not a guaranteed return. Still, they receive a demand letter from two investors alleging negligent investment advice and seeking a return of their investment.
Resolution
An endorsement for financial and investment activities on the E&O policy provides coverage for the client’s attorneys’ fees to investigate and respond to the demand letter. The client denies any liability and the investors ultimately decide not to pursue their claim.
Incident
A series B fintech startup launches an investment platform that allows users to easily buy and sell stocks through a mobile app. Due to a bug that was not caught on time, some users are unable to make any transactions during a 7-hour period. The startup ends up being named as a defendant in several lawsuits by investors alleging they were wrongfully blocked from purchasing shares of certain highly volatile stocks.
Resolution
The E&O policy provides coverage for the cost of attorneys’ fees to defend the startup, up to the policy limits.
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What Should My Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy Cover?

We answer the top questions that startup leaders have about E&O insurance and tell you what to keep your eye out for in terms of exclusions.
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