Tech insurance is a special, niche-based type of insurance that is intended specifically for technology businesses or professionals. Examples might include Information Technology consultants, software companies, website developers, tech support companies, and network managers. Businesses or professionals in these categories may need tech insurance.
Not everyone understands what ‘tech insurance’ is, or even knows that it exists. It’s not, for instance, a policy to protect the technology assets that your business uses. A traditional business/property/contents insurance policy will cover your computers and your network equipment. It is also not the type of policy you would buy to protect yourself from hacks or security breaches. A cyber liability policy would serve that function.
Tech Insurance Coverages
Tech insurance, for these companies, can provide an array of different coverages. For instance, let’s say you are an IT consultant. You are working with someone to set up their network, transition to a new piece of software, or move their data to the cloud. In taking on these responsibilities, you are also taking on a unique type of risk. You are working with someone else’s technology. Which means that a traditional business insurance policy or cyber liability insurance policy is not likely to protect you. If something goes wrong—say, you accidentally do something that corrupts the data you are trying to move to the cloud—you could be at risk for a lawsuit. In such a situation, your tech insurance policy would spring into action to cover your legal costs.
In the above case, your tech insurance policy would be acting as a special type of professional liability – errors and omissions (E&O) coverage. Your policy would vary depending on whether you were providing technology services or technology products. Working with an insurance broker who understands tech insurance will help you find a policy that protects you from the unique risks your tech business faces on a daily basis.
Other Tech Insurance Coverages
There are other coverages provided in a tech insurance policy, too. These may include business interruption, equipment breakdown coverage, cyber liability and more. Of course, you can purchase some of these coverage types as a standalone policy. We’ve already mentioned, for instance, that cyber liability insurance is something a lot more businesses are starting to purchase. In the era of major corporate data breaches, there is really no type of business that doesn’t need cyber insurance. With tech insurance, though, you get multiple types of coverage under the same policy. Working closely with your insurance broker to select the most important coverages for your business will ensure the best results.
We are proud to announce that we are now offering DIY tech insurance at our agency. Our Online Insurance Purchasing tool gives you a guided step by step toolkit to help you get the insurance coverage you need and get it right, every time. Anytime and anywhere. Once your policy is in place, one of our advisors is assigned to your policy to ensure it is correct and to be there for you in case of service changes or in the event of a claim. If your business is in the technology world, you can purchase your policy online with our DIY Tech Insurance or give us a call to chat. Our team of insurance professionals are always here help you tailor a tech insurance policy that makes sense for you. Whether you are a service provider or a technology products manufacturer. We’re here to help you Enjoy The View!
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