Medical professionals get malpractice insurance.
Entrepreneurs and independent contractors purchase business liability insurance.
For Notary Publics in the U.S., however, there is a specialized form of protection called errors and omission insurance, also known as E&O insurance. Even though many businesses use a structure that limits personal liability, it’s alarming how quickly professional liability can turn into a personal nuisance.
Liability insurance is especially important for those who plan to make a living off their expertise. Having errors and omissions insurance will allow Notary Publics to function as both a fee-earning “entrepreneur” and a public individual occupying a state-designated position.
This protects the integrity of their work, while ensuring that people who find serious errors or omissions can still claim damages.