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Fiduciary Insurance vs D&O Insurance. What is the difference?

QuestionsCategory: Directors & Officers Liability InsuranceFiduciary Insurance vs D&O Insurance. What is the difference?
default avatarPlan Cover Staff asked 6 months ago

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default avatarSrinivasan Mahadevan Staff answered 4 months ago
A Fiduciary Insurance policy is a policy that is meant to protect businesses against mismanagement claims. Any person associated with the management of the company, directly or indirectly, benefits from the insurance policy, under certain terms and conditions. Fiduciary liability insurance protects businesses and employers against claims resulting from a breach in fiduciary duty. 
The policy protects parties against liability for managing or administering employee benefits plans. Employee benefit plans, managed and administered by fiduciaries, generally fall into two broad categories: retirement plans and welfare plans. 
Directors and Liability insurance, also known as D&O insurance policy, offers liability cover for directors and managers of a company. This particular insurance intends to safeguard them from the claims that may arise due to decisions and actions carried out within the scope of their managerial duties. The insurance usually covers legal fees, settlements and other costs. Apart from the director or the manager, it also provides coverage to the company in case of third party conflicts.
D&O coverage includes monetary protection for directors and managers against the consequences of alleged wrongful deeds. Not only personal liability of the directors and managers of the company are covered, but also the reimbursement of the insured company in case of the claim of the third party on behalf of its managers in order to protect them.
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