Board Member Liability


Serving on a board can expose you to a number of potential lawsuits, including alleged acts of negligence, misjudgment or financial mismanagement. Being found guilty of any act of misconduct puts you at risk of losing your personal assets. A common fear of personal liability keeps many people from serving on a board of directors. People generally establish corporations so they can undertake activities without the threat of a personal liability lawsuit. In most cases, directors and officers are immune from liability for corporate acts, and as a general rule, courts will allow corporate creditors to seize only corporate owned property. However, the courts will not allow creditors to “pierce the veil” and seize personal assets when a corporation has not followed the formalities required of a corporation. This most often occurs when the corporation takes actions without the board of directors having granted formal authority, or corporate assets have not been segregated from the assets of directors.

Questions to consider: Does your homeowners insurance coverage address all of your needs as a board member or director? Most homeowners insurance policies do not provide sufficient coverage for protecting all of your assets. A standard homeowners policy generally only provides financial protection when your home or property is damaged. Prime Insurance Company offers a custom plan to cover any exclusions in your policy.

Know the Facts

Did you know many common, frivolous legal claims may qualify as exclusions in your existing policy – for example, claims of sexual harassment or molestation are usually excluded from traditional business insurance policies?

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You may submit an application online using the GET A QUOTE button below, or download and fill out the application and supplemental documentation. If you download the application you may either submit them via email, fax or postal mail.

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