Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Worldwide U.S. directors and officers (D&O) policies do not provide the global protection that many insureds may believe they have. Thatâ€™s the upshot ofÂ the latest annual D&OÂ liability survey by Towers Perrin. It found that only 3 percent of survey participants with international operations haveÂ purchased separate local D&O liability insurance policies for individual countries. This is despite the fact that many countries do not permit non-admitted D&O insurance policies to cover local directors and officers. Towers Perrin warns that many companies are not yet aware of this emerging issue. Given theÂ increased claim activity outside the United States, this issue is unlikely to go away. By the way, some 43 percent of survey participants indicated that their firms are global. Something to think about.