What can Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance cover for notary businesses?

Discover how Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance can help protect notary businesses from potential lawsuits and financial loss.

Aditya Raghunath - Writer for NEXT Insurance
By Aditya Raghunath
Kelly Hendrickse - editor for NEXT Insurance
Edited by Kelly Hendrickse
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Updated May 30, 2023.

No business or individual wants to experience financial loss or damage to their reputation. Legendary investor Warren Buffett famously said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

So, notary businesses can opt for errors and omissions (E&O) insurance coverage to help protect them and their reputation.

What is covered?

E&O insurance is aimed at helping cover your notary business in case of civil lawsuits, missed deadlines or negligence claims linked to professional mistakes, whether you actually made them or not.

  • Professional mistakes: This coverage can help cover the legal defense costs and a settlement or judgment amount if, for example, you fail to witness a legal document signing properly, causing a financial loss for the client.
  • Claims of negligence: If a client accuses your notary business of failing to notarize a legal document and decides to sue, E&O coverage can help cover the legal fees and other legal defense costs.

What isn't covered?

Other risks notary businesses could face include:

Help protect your notary business with E&O coverage

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