Risk Management Insurance

Risk Management for Design Professionals

DESIGNPRO Insurance Group, a member of Wichert Insurance, is recognized as a leading insurance agency serving design professionals. We maintain a relationship with the majority of insurance carriers that offer coverage to A&E firms, and our insurance professionals have an understanding of the risks and challenges involved with design-related careers.

A&E Risk Analysis

Advances in technology have greatly changed the face of architecture, engineering and the design professions over the past three decades. As more design professionals take on responsibility for concept-to-completion of projects, taking into consideration the different project delivery methods available, the industry has also seen an increase in potential risks. At DESIGNPRO Insurance Group, we understand that you have a passion for architecture, engineering and design. You want to be free to do your job to the best of your ability, and our risk-management team is here to help you do exactly that.

We take a holistic approach to risk management. Whether you work as an independent professional operating a sole proprietorship or are a part of a large firm, the associates at DESIGNPRO Insurance Group can look at your firm’s operating procedures and identify ways to protect your firm from possible professional liability claims. Since we specialize in insuring A&E professionals, we can view your liabilities and assess what your exposures related to:

  • Understanding the services performed by your organization and for whom.
  • Reviewing current professional applications and policies for accuracy and coverage gaps.
  • Engaging our strategic partners to help identify exposures created by procedures when necessary.
  • Gaining an understanding of management strategies, goals, and concerns.
  • Evaluating claims history for trends and impact on premium.
  • Reviewing standardized client agreements and sub-consultant agreements, in addition to project owner driven contracts that many times contain onerous terms and conditions that may jeopardize your professional liability insurance coverage, and cause you additional risks and exposures.
  • Evaluating the process for managing certificates of insurance provided by sub- consultants.
  • Understanding the firm’s go/no go policies when evaluating projects.
  • Providing a report that summarizes our results and potential action plans to move your firm to a best in class position.
  • Support the professional development of your firm’s staff with continuing education and counseling, in addition to satisfying your state license and professional association membership requirements.
  • Review or help implement safety and disaster programs.

To learn more about DESIGNPRO’s Risk Management Services, call 614-898-7000 today to schedule your no obligation consultation.