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 What is employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)?


EPLI covers businesses against claims by workers that their legal rights as employees of the company have been violated.

The number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers has been rising. While most suits are filed against large corporations, no company is immune to such lawsuits. Recognizing that smaller companies now need this kind of protection, some insurers provide this coverage as an endorsement to their Businessowners Policy (BOP). An endorsement changes the terms and conditions of the policy. Other companies offer EPLI as a stand-alone coverage.

EPLI provides protection against many kinds of employee lawsuits, including claims of:



The cost of EPLI coverage depends on your type of business, the number of employees you have and various risk factors such as whether your company has been sued over employment practices in the past. The policies will reimburse your company against the costs of defending a lawsuit in court and for judgments and settlements. The policy covers legal costs, whether your company wins or loses the suit. Policies also typically do not pay for punitive damages or civil or criminal fines. Liabilities covered by other insurance policies such as workers compensation are excluded from EPLI policies.

To prevent employee lawsuits, educate your managers and employees so that you minimize problems in the first place:



Source:  Insurance Information Institute www.iii.org


Which Carriers offer EPLI policies?  

Below is a partial list of the carriers we offer, sell, or service direct or through one of our affiliates:


Zurich

Chubb

Fireman’s Fund

Travelers

Chartis



EPLI Updates


 Applications - visit our forms section

Links are listed in our links section

Terms - the glossary has been updated to include important EPLI definitions

The Articles section has been expanded

News - the feeds section now includes insurance updates


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