The Canadian professional services sector – which encompasses a wide range of firms that provide specialist advice and services to other companies – represents a significant proportion of Canada’s GDP and remains one of the steadiest growing sectors of all.
However, the disparate nature of the sector means that professional services firms have widely differing priorities and challenges, so they need tailored support from an insurer that understands their particular circumstances.
QBE has been helping professional services firms to identify and transfer their risks for more than 40 years. Our experience spans a range of occupations, including lawyers, accountants and architects. We also have specialist underwriters who understand the professional risks inherent in sectors such as construction, technology, media, telecommunications and management consulting.
With the ability to insure those employing a handful of employees all the way up to leading international organizations, we can provide solutions that are tailored to your needs.
Perhaps the most crucial coverage for any professional services firm is Professional Liability insurance, which protects you against claims and defence costs arising from any alleged failure to provide advice, services or designs.
Should you need to make a claim, our Claims team is committed to reaching a fair settlement as quickly as possible to minimize any disruption to your business.
Finally, under our unique QBE Premiums4Good initiative, you can make a difference by choosing to put 25 per cent of your premium into investments with an additional social objective, such as reducing homelessness or helping the environment. We provide annual updates about the projects we have supported, which you are welcome to use in your own corporate social responsibility reporting.
Our comprehensive Crime/Fidelity insurance protects against money, stock, securities or property being stolen by employees or third parties.
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With the large amount of sensitive client information that accountants, lawyers and other professionals store digitally, protection from data breaches is becoming ever more important. QBE’s approach provides you with a team of specialists who can help you to manage a breach, minimizing the harm to your business and your reputation.
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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability insurance protects senior employees against claims resulting from actual or alleged wrongdoing.
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Our comprehensive coverage protects organizations against claims brought by third parties for bodily injury or property damage.
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We partner with brokers and MGAs to offer insurance solutions to groups or associations with a common insurance need, empowering you to generate valuable income and grow your business.
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We can create compliant multinational programs for a wide range of products – including Property, General Liability, Professional Liability, and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability – in more than 150 countries.
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Our Professional Liability coverage protects professionals against claims and defence costs arising from any alleged failure in the carrying out of their professional duties.
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