Errors & Omissions, or E&O, protects clients from liability resulting from errors or omissions in the performance of professional duties. Errors & Omissions is applicable as a general rule to professional business activities such as banking, accounting, law, insurance and real estate.
An error and omission, a mistake, which causes financial harm to another can occur on almost any transaction in any profession. This type of insurance helps to protect a professional, an individual or a company, from bearing the full cost of defense for lawsuits relating to an error or omission in providing covered professional services. This is a separate coverage from a standard General Liability or Property Insurance Policy.
Errors and Omissions Insurance may be appropriate for anyone who gives advice, makes educated recommendations, designs solutions or represents the needs of others such as teachers, consultants, software developers, ad copywriters, web designers, placement services, telecommunication carriers or inspectors. This coverage focuses on the failure to perform, financial loss and error or omission of the products or services sold.