What type of business is it good for?

A wide range of design professionals including:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Land surveyors
  • Planners
  • Construction managers
  • Interior designers
  • Consultants to the building/construction industry
Marina Mosquera
Senior Underwriting Manager
Toronto, ON
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Through our Canadian Branch, AXIS offers AXIS Design Professional Liability Insurance on a claims-made and reported basis. Our policies provide broad definitions to protect a wide range of design professionals, including contract or leased personnel and construction managers. Coverage also includes pollution events arising out of professional services. Policyholders can receive pre-claims assistance and circumstance reporting, so firms can tamp down potential problems before they become claims. Experienced attorneys and responsive claims representatives work with our insureds to resolve claims quickly and minimize damage. Also, clients and brokers can count on AXIS Design Professional Liability Insurance for fast quotes, responsive claims service. Our highly experienced management, underwriting and claims teams have full local authority to serve clients in Canada.


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AXIS Professional Liability Insurance



AXIS Subpoena Response Expense Insurance



  • No hammer clause
  • Wrongful acts of Insured individuals not imputed to other Insured individuals
  • Coverage includes interest in joint ventures
  • Worldwide coverage, where permissible by law
  • Blanket project excess coverage
  • Expense reimbursement for attending legal proceedings related to claims; $500 per day up to $10,000 per policy period, not subject to the retention and in addition to the limits of liability
  • Expense reimbursement for attending proceedings related to regulatory actions; up to $25,000 per policy period, not subject to the retention and in addition to the limits of liability
  • Expense reimbursement for attending disciplinary proceedings up to $25,000 per policy period, not subject to the retention and in addition to the limits of liability
  • Expense reimbursement for lost documents up to $25,000 per policy period, not subject to the retention and in addition to the limits of liability
  • Automatic coverage for new subsidiaries
  • Automatic additional 30-day reporting period
  • Coverage for punitive damages, where allowed by law
  • Defense outside the limit and first dollar defense
  • Limited mold exclusion – sublimit of coverage available
  • Limited asbestos exclusion – sublimit of coverage available
  • Extended reporting period provision
  • Addition of independent contractors to the definition of Insured
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Forensic
  • Green design
  • Hydrological engineering
  • Landscaping 
  • Lighting
  • Audio visual engineering
  • Mechanical/HVAC
  • Urban planning
  • Illumination engineering
  • Telecommunication engineering
  • Architecture
  • Architectural planning
  • Interior design
  • Municipal engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Acoustical engineering
  • Instrumentation/control engineering
  • Traffic/transportation
  • Structural
  • Project management

Not all insurance coverages or products are available in all states and policy terms may vary based upon individual state requirements. Issuance of coverage is subject to underwriting and coverage depends upon the actual facts of each case and the terms, conditions and exclusions of each individual policy. anyone interested in an insurance policy should request a copy of the policy itself for a description of the scope and limitations of coverage The information on this Website is provided for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation to buy, any particular insurance product. No insurance product is offered or will be sold in any state in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the laws of such state. Certain products may be offered by AXIS companies not licensed in your state and therefore may only available through a licensed surplus lines broker. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are not protected by such finds, and surplus lines insurers are not always subject to the same insurance regulatory standards applicable to licensed insurance companies.

Experienced and efficient claims management


Close Collaboration

Between Claims, Underwriting & Distribution Partners

At AXIS, our comprehensive approach to claims begins even before there is a claim. Clients who take advantage of our pre-claims assistance and circumstance reporting gain the benefit of experienced claims staff to provide advice and proactively help clients prepare for any legal action that may arise. AXIS claims specialists have access to a large roster of specialized attorneys and expert witnesses, to help clients reach a swift and satisfactory settlement.

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