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AgentGuard Pro: Professional Indemnity insurance for GI agents

The liability landscape for General Insurance Agents in Singapore

By May 31, 2024No Comments

[This article was generated by Meta AI and has been edited by the Surer team for clarity, readability and context.]

General insurance agents are the unsung heroes of the insurance world, helping clients navigate the complex landscape of policies and claims.

But, have you stopped to think about the risks you face in your daily work? We’re not talking about the usual suspects like market fluctuations or policy lapses, but something more personal – liability to your customers.

We’re not here to scare you, but to shed light on the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.

So, let’s dive into the liability landscape and explore the risks you face.

Professional Negligence

You’re the expert, and clients rely on your advice. But, what if you make a mistake? Professional negligence can lead to claims of inadequate advice, incorrect policy recommendations, or even failure to disclose important information.

Breach of Contract

You’ve got a fiduciary duty to act in your clients’ best interests. If you breach that duty, you might face allegations of mishandling premiums, failing to pay claims, or not disclosing conflicts of interest.

Fraudulent Activities

Unfortunately, fraud can happen in any industry. If you’re found to have engaged in fraudulent activities, like misrepresenting policy terms or forging documents, you’ll face severe consequences, including legal action and damage to your reputation.

So, how can you mitigate these risks?

  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments and best practices
  • Document everything (and we mean everything!)
  • Communicate clearly and transparently with clients
  • Maintain adequate professional indemnity insurance

Protecting Yourself with Professional Indemnity Insurance

As a general insurance agent, you understand the importance of having the right protection in place. That’s why purchasing professional indemnity insurance (PII) is crucial to mitigate liability risks.

PII provides financial protection in case of claims made against you by clients or third parties.

One such option is AgentGuard Pro.

In case you haven’t heard, Surer recently struck a tripartite partnership with specialty insurer, Markel, and insurance broker, Anapi, to launch a first-in-market Professional Indemnity insurance product built specifically for General Insurance Agents!

Called AgentGuard Pro, the policy will indemnify General Insurance Agents against claims for any actual or alleged breach of their professional duty. Coverage includes inquiry costs, public relations expenses and sub-contractors and consultants costs.

This policy is underwritten by Markel International Singapore, a leading global specialty insurer with a Lloyds office in Singapore since 2007 and a financial strength rating (FSR) of AA.

By insuring yourself via AgentGuard Pro, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re protected in case of unexpected events. Don’t let liability risks hold you back – get the coverage you need to focus on what matters most: serving your clients and growing your business.

Remember, professional indemnity insurance is an essential tool in managing liability risks. Don’t wait until it’s too late – find out more about AgentGuard Pro / purchase the policy through Anapi via

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