Confirm that the appropriate directors and officers (D&O) coverage
is in force.
Verify that the organization's by-laws include an indemnity agreement
requiring reimbursement of costs of defense and settlement or judgment amounts due to your personal liability arising from your actions on behalf of the organization or the organization's own actions.
If your community service involves no remuneration or slight remuneration
(e.g., under $2,000 annually), your homeowners policy may provide coverage, although the liability limits may be inadequate. To broaden this liability coverage to include more perils, consider adding the personal injury (HO 24 82) or similar endorsement to
your homeowners policy to provide some protection from allegations such as libel, slander, and wrongful eviction.
Accounting audits may rarely be performed for not-for-profit organizations.
As a result, you should ask and verify that audits are implemented for these organizations. Otherwise, your exposure to loss is greater.
In addition, personal umbrella coverage is warranted; an umbrella
policy with broad protection arising from these types of activities should be selected.
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