Finding affordable professional liability insurance for independent consultants?
May 5, 2010 10:07 PM Subscribe
I have some upcoming consulting work (report preparation, technical writing, some systems architecture -- all for work related to a planning grant), and a large research university is handling the contract. In filling out the institution's "supplier information form," they requested information about liability insurance. I don't quite know where to start in following up on this, so I suppose I'm looking for recommendations about affordable options from currently insured independent consultants doing similar work.
For what it's worth, the project leads haven't given me any recommendations about amounts or the extent to which this is actually required. Also, I'll be working from home, with the exception of one meeting that's actually hosted by a different institution than the one handling the paperwork. I'm an individual consultant; I'm not incorporated in any way. All past work has been less, err, formal, and I've never had professional liability insurance in any form.
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I found that directly related to this was for Australia, and I'm based in the US.