Associations

Trade and professional associations provide far-reaching services to their members. Associations often coordinate lobbying efforts, sponsor conventions and public information programs, deliver specialized training and education, and publish newsletters, magazines or books.

Providing these important services can open the door to potential liability and put associations and the individuals who serve them at high risk of facing costly E&O (Errors and Omissions) lawsuits. These suits may claim professional misconduct, negligence, breach of duty, errors, omissions, misstatements or misleading statements. Publishing information creates an additional exposure to claims alleging copyright or trademark infringement. Libel, slander, peer review and employment practices violations are also well within the spectrum of potential claims any association may face.

TCG can offer Association Professional Liability Insurance, which provides an association, its management, board members, committee members and related others with financial protection against claims from any alleged or actual breach of duty, neglect, error, misstatement or omission arising in the course of duty to the association. Defense costs and legal expenses may be paid even when allegations ultimately prove groundless, false or fraudulent.

Associations