You are not responsible for the dishonest actions of your employees, but unless you have fidelity crime insurance coverage, you will unfortunately be responsible for the cost of their actions. Thankfully, insurance coverage is available to protect you from a wide range of dishonest employee activities so that you suffer minimal financial consequences.
What Does a Crime Insurance Policy Cover?
Most crime insurance policies offer coverage for the following scenarios:
- Forgery or altercation
- Employee dishonesty
- Theft of client property
- Computer and funds transfer fraud
- Money and securities
It is important to note that an employee is defined as a person whom you have the right to control, is compensated directly by you through wages, salary or commissions, and is in your service. A person who falls outside of these definitions is not an employee and their actions are not covered by fidelity crime insurance.
What Is Not Covered Under Crime Insurance?
Crime insurance does not cover dishonest actions committed by you or your partners. Additionally, it does not provide protection for your accounting errors or your liabilities to third parties as a result of crime-related losses. If you have any questions about your crime insurance policy and what it covers, be sure to sit down with your insurance agent and discuss your queries or concerns.