Design Professional Liability

We provide coverage for a wide range of design professionals, including architects, engineers, surveyors, planners, construction managers and consultants to the building and construction industry.

We offer specialized design professional liability insurance protection for firms with annual revenues of $250,000 to $25,000,000.

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Richard Zarandona

Executive Vice President


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  • Broad definition of Professional Services includes construction managers, LEED technicians, non-licensed specialty designers and more
  • No hammer clause in form
  • Project-Specific Excess and Project Policies available for Insureds
  • Design Professional Liability coverage (claims made and reported) for firms with annual revenues of $250,000 to $25,000,000
  • Admitted policies in most states
  • Limits up to $25 million are available
  • Primary, Excess or Project coverage
  • Coverage backed by the exceptional financial strength and solid claims-paying ability of the AXIS insurance companies
  • Contract reviews and risk management advisory services
  • Continuing education for Insureds
  • Minimum premium of $2,500
Products & Capabilities
  • Pre-claim assistance and circumstance reporting
  • Worldwide coverage, where permissible by law
  • Deductible credit for pre-approved mediation of claims
  • No exclusions for Mold, Asbestos or Residential projects
  • First-dollar defense and shared expenses options available
  • Split limits and aggregate deductibles may be available
  • Expense reimbursement of up to $10,000 for attending legal proceedings in connection with a Claim
  • Up to $25,000 in legal fees and expenses for regulatory or administrative actions brought against an Insured by a governmental agency
  • Automatic coverage for new subsidiaries
  • Coverage includes Insured's interest in joint ventures
  • 48-hour turnaround on contract reviews
  • Premium credit for BIM use
  • Excellent claims services and liberal pre-approval use of specialist attorneys
  • Contractors Pollution Liability coverage available by endorsement
This information is for descriptive purposes only and does not provide a complete summary of coverage. Consult the applicable policy for specific terms, conditions, limits, limitations and exclusions to coverage. Coverage is underwritten by a member company of the AXIS group of insurance companies. Coverage may not be available in all states and jurisdictions.