Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Welcome to The ABCs of D&O Insurance
    • Downloadable Course Material
    • ABCs of D&O Insurance - Course Objectives
  • 2

    The Case for Directors & Officers Liability Insurance

    • Introduction to D&O Insurance
    • What is D&O Insurance?
    • The legal landscape for Directors & Officers
    • Why is D&O Insurance important?
    • What are the duties of Directors & Officers?
    • Duty to Manage
    • Fiduciary Duty
    • Duty of Care
    • D&O Insurance and indemnification
    • Components of indemnification
    • The indemnification process
    • Managing an Indemnity and insurance program
    • Quiz
  • 3

    Introduction to D&O Insurance Policies

    • Introduction to D&O policies
    • The Structure of a D&O Insurance Policy: SIde A, Side B and Side C
    • How much D&O insurance coverage is required?
    • D&O Insurance premium and deductible
    • Insurance policy retention or deductible?
    • Activity: Side A, B and C
    • D&O insurance policy length
    • Selecting a D&O insurer
    • Public Company vs Private Company & Securities Claims
    • Securities Claim: Kerr vs. Danier Leather Inc.
    • Quiz
  • 4

    D&O Claims

    • Introduction to D&O insurance claims
    • What is a Claim under a D&O policy?
    • What is a Wrongful Act under a D&O policy?
    • What is a loss under a D&O policy?
    • Understanding Policy Reporting Requirements on a D&O Insurance policy
    • Claims-Made & Reported Policies
    • Claims Made Policies
    • Extended Reported Period in a D&O insurance policy
    • D&O potential claim notification
    • Reporting a D&O claim to the insurer
    • How D&O claims are handled
    • What is duty to defend?
    • Reimbursement vs Pay on behalf of
    • Activity: Interactive Timeline of a D&O Claim
    • Quiz
  • 5

    Course Wrap Up and Final Assessment

    • Course Wrap Up
    • Course Survey
    • D&O Final Assessment

What can I expect from this course?

We designed this course for brokers, underwriters, directors or anyone who wants a basic understanding of D&O insurance. This course provides an introduction to the key aspects of D&O insurance, and most importantly gives it context – when do organizations need it, how does it work, what does it look like, and where and how it fits into a larger insurance program.

  • Learn what you need to know about D&O insurance as a broker, underwriter

  • Expand your knowledge by watching 5 minute videos

  • Stand out in interviews by rounding out your knowledge

  • Obtain a certificate of completion to add to your resume

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