Darwin Professional Underwriters has introduced enhancements to its lawyers professional liability policy.
Darwin’s new form includes coverage expansions in several areas, which includes: coverage for predecessor firms. The new form also provides coverage for pre- and post-judgment interest and has expanded the coverage to wrongful acts occurring and claims brought anywhere in the world, while it has removed the pollution exclusion.
Legal services definition under the enhanced policy is expanded to include lawyers’ services rendered as a member of a formal accreditation, ethics, peer review or licensing board, standards review board, bar association, or any similar board or committee.
Darwin also has added coverage benefits through two new endorsements. Darwin’s new privacy wrongful acts coverage endorsement is available and provides coverage for violations of federal, state, and privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.
Annamarie Haught, vice president of professional liability underwriting at Darwin, said: These enhancements reflect our desire to continue to grow and to remain the market of choice for discerning buyers of lawyers professional liability.