In a tightening financial marketplace, some individuals will also attempt to take advantage of service providers, choosing to sue at the least excuse to try to supplement their income or offset a cost.
Professional Indemnity Insurance is often the only way a business can mitigate against such risks, but with very few Insurers in the marketplace, are those risks being served fairly by the very providers that have a captive hold on the market.
The only way to be certain, is to request further information from other Insurers as to what their premiums would be for the same coverage. Insurance underwriting is a risk analysis skill. It is based upon the principle that the more risk involved in a financial deal, the more reward is expected from the financial investment.
When an insurance underwriter cannot establish a risk profile, they assume the worst and quote high.
In order to provide underwriters with sufficient information to make the correct judgement on premiums the businesses themselves have to supply the information, or get their existing insurer to supply detailed loss-runs for the coverage.
The latter is always difficult because when you ask your existing insurer for the loss-run, they immediately assume you are looking around for other insurance. They are generally correct. They make it difficult for you to get that loss-run to stop you from choosing another insurer.
We have commissioned another survey that will help us collate a risk profile based upon your experiences. Your personal details will not be shared, but the insurance history data will be collated and used as evidence for getting realistic E&O and GL insurance quotes for our profession.
This will only help us to help you if you answer honestly and accurately.
You can register for the Insurance survey here: http://ballot.iballot.ca/index.php/742853/lang-en