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Business Insurance for Software Developers

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Why do software developers and programmers need insurance?

Even the most skilled software developers aren't immune to risk. Insurance can help pay for client lawsuits, cyberattacks and data breaches, medical expenses from accidents, and other bills that could sink your business.
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6 policies every software developer should consider

Clients, landlords, or state laws may require software developers to get insured. Business insurance could prevent financial losses in the event of an injury, property damage, lawsuit, or data breach.

Errors and omissions insurance

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E&O insurance can help pay legal bills if a software developer is sued over a work mistake or oversight. It's sometimes called professional liability insurance.

  • Software bugs
  • Missed deadlines
  • Programs that don't meet client requirements

Cyber liability insurance

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This policy helps your software development firm recover after a data breach or cyberattack. It can also help pay for lawsuits from affected clients.

  • Fraud detection and monitoring services
  • Client notification after a breach
  • Lawsuits from clients affected by a breach

Fidelity bonds

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If a client accuses one of your developers of theft, this policy reimburses the client for the amount stolen. It's also called an employee dishonesty bond.

  • Unlawful data access by your employee
  • Illegal money transfer by your employee
  • Other employee theft or fraud

Business owner’s policy

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A BOP bundles general liability and commercial property insurance. Software developers can usually get insurance coverage at a discount with this policy.

  • Client injuries at your office
  • Accidental damage to client property
  • Lost or damaged business property

General liability insurance

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This policy protects your business from the most common liabilities faced by software development firms. It's often required in client contracts and commercial leases.

  • Client injuries at your office
  • Accidental damage to client property
  • Libel, defamation, and copyright lawsuits

Workers’ compensation

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If your business has employees, you'll probably need to purchase this policy to comply with state law. It covers medical costs from work injuries and illnesses.

  • Medical bills from work injuries and illnesses
  • Partial wages while employees recover
  • Lawsuits over work injuries

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Insurance costs for tech professionals

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Median costs come directly from policies purchased by TechInsurance customers.

General liability: $28 per month
Errors and omissions: $61 per month
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