Directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance is the “most discussed and least understood” form of insurance, writes Hartmut Mai, global head of financial lines at Allianz. Despite being offered by small business insurance providers such as InsureYourCompany.com, very few have a clear idea of its benefits.
Regardless, there’s no denying the growing demand for this type of insurance. According to insurance analytics firm Advisen, while per-occurrence limits in D&O insurance dropped by 19 percent in 2012, the amount of written premiums increased to $2.154 million from $2.086 million just two years ago. The market continues to enjoy demand mostly from companies with revenues of $300 million and up.