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Notary Errors & Omissions Insurance

Notary E&O Insurance is essentially "liability" coverage designed to protect your personal and professional assets in the event you make a mistake as a Notary that causes your client to suffer financial loss.

The CBA provides E&O insurance through respected insurer RLI.

Are you protected?

It wasn’t the notary’s fault, but it cost him $11,500 anyway.

It was a routine transaction, and there was no way the notary could have known the signatures were forgeries. But they were. And, in the eyes of the court, the notary was at fault. This time the penalty was $8,000 in damages and $3,500 in court costs. Unfair? Sure. But, for a notary public in a litigious society like ours, it’s just part of the territory.

No one can say whether you’ll ever be faced with a situation like the one just described. But, as a notary you are vulnerable. And, with major judgments against notaries now reaching tens of thousands of dollars, it’s important to have someone in your corner should you find yourself faced with a lawsuit.

That’s exactly why we’re here. We protect notaries beginning with the very first dollar in damages. We pay every dollar of damages and legal costs right up to the policy limit—and that may mean up to $30,000. So, should you ever be sued, you can relax. Chances are you’ll never face an out-of-pocket expense.

That’s equally reassuring. In fact, we pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive coverage in the industry. Our job is to protect you in case of claim, freeing you to do your job.

Forged, incomplete or otherwise defective signatures can cast doubt on the validity or date of a document. And when that happens, someone is to blame. Too often, the blame is placed on you, the notary. Worse yet, even if the suit is not valid you may not be spared the need to protect yourself from prosecution. Without coverage you’ll have to pay these defense costs yourself.

E&O Insurance Premiums

Individual Notary Public
Limits and Term Premiums

$5,000.......$38/5-year premium
$10,000.....$63/5-year premium
$25,000.....$94/5-year premium
$50,000.....$188/5-year premium
$100,000.....$375/5-year premium

Blanket Notary Public
Limits and Term Premiums

$5,000.......$7.50 per year per Notary
$10,000.....$12.50 per year per Notary
$25,000.....$18.75 per year per Notary
$50,000.....$37.50 per year per Notary
$100,000.....$75 per year per Notary

Notary E&O Benefits

  • No deductible
  • Covers defense costs
  • Every dollar of damages and legal costs paid up to policy limits
  • Protects against errors and omissionsv
  • Employers covered under blanket policy at no additional charge
  • Additional notaries covered automatically under blanket policy
  • Various limits of insurance available at nominal premiums

Contact Us

Columbus Bar Association
230 West Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Parking Information

Phone: (614) 221-4112
Fax: (614) 221-4850

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