Life is full of unexpected events that may benefit from an additional insurance policy. Tail end insurance is one instance where supplemental coverage may be helpful since it extends coverage for claims filed after a policy expires. Here are three essential things to know about tail end coverage or the Extended Reporting Period (ERP) before you cancel your policy.
Why Tail Coverage is Important
Because daily life is often unpredictable, this endorsement gives policyholders peace of mind because it allows you to file a claim against your policy even after it expires or is canceled. Adding this supplemental claims-made insurance policy requires additional payment to your insurer, but is often worth the added cost. Keep in mind that while this policy does grant you more time to file a claim, it does not extend your current policy period.
How Long Coverage is Needed
Many insurers recommend purchasing the most time possible because you cannot add additional time after your endorsement ends. It’s also important to note that since an ERP is a fixed time, it’s also not renewable.
Generally, most insurers look at your professional liability policy and charge an additional fixed percentage. Usually, this cost is between 100 to 300% of your final premium.
Tail end coverage can be a practical endorsement option for anyone with professional and management liability policies. Just make sure you add the endorsement before canceling your policy to ensure you don’t miss any narrow window.