Skip to main content

Does D&O insurance cover defamation?

QuestionsCategory: Directors & Officers Liability InsuranceDoes D&O insurance cover defamation?
default avatarPlan Cover Staff asked 6 months ago

1 Answers

Best Answer

default avatarSrinivasan Mahadevan Staff answered 5 months ago
Defamation is making a false statement that harms the reputation of another person or business, and comes in two forms – libel and slander.

  • Slander occurs when someone makes a false defamatory statement verbally.
  • Libel occurs when someone makes a false defamatory statement in writing.

These damaging statements can’t simply be someone’s opinion. 

D&O liability insurance policies covers employee related humiliation and defamation if an employee makes a claim against a director involving actual or alleged act surrounding defamation. 

Get Your FREE QUOTE