Software Developer Insurance

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Software developer insurance, simplified.

Why do I need a software developer insurance policy?

As a software developer, you’re the creative mind behind the computer programs, systems, applications, and games that make the digital world go round. You’re a puzzle master, a tech guru, and a problem solver. Without people like you, code goes unwritten, systems remain bugged, cyber threats flourish, and businesses come to a screeching halt.

To do your job the right way, you need to lead with confidence. But it’s hard to be confident when a single error in a software code or a security oversight could result in legal liability. You can’t do your job correctly if you’re constantly second-guessing yourself because you’re worried about getting sued.

Meet Thimble’s Software Developer Insurance.

When all it takes is one professional oversight to result in an errors and omissions claim, one that damages your business, you need to protect yourself with a Software Developer Insurance policy. Without its protection, you could be liable for paying the costs of a buggy platform, and the fees of hiring a legal team to defend your actions.

Also, if you work in an office, you’re vulnerable to all sorts of legal liability. Accidents happen. Someone could slip and fall on your tools, or you might unintentionally damage the client’s hardware. You never know. In a litigious world, you simply can’t risk exposure to a possible property damage or bodily injury claim.

This is why software developers need general liability insurance and professional liability insurance. General liability insurance shields you from claims of property third-party property damage or bodily injury, whereas professional liability insurance guards software developers from claims of errors or omissions, substandard work, negligence, or bad advice.

Don’t let liability be your business’ downfall. Get Software Developer Insurance so you can do your job with the peace of mind you deserve.

How much does software developer insurance cost?

The rate for Software Developer Insurance with Thimble is based on four primary factors—your ZIP code, crew size, coverage length, and coverage limit. But how do we make it more affordable than traditional annual policies?

Thimble affords you the freedom and flexibility to shop for policies by the hour, day, or month. It’s small business insurance that works when you do. And Additional Insureds can be added for free.

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What is covered under the Software Developer Liability Insurance policy?

Thimble’s Software Developer Insurance, which includes both general liability and professional liability insurance, is arranged to protect you in situations like the following:

Bodily injury

You regularly have clients come to your office. Should a client slip on a wet patch on the floor or trip over your hardware, it could lead to a serious injury. In this case, you could be found liable for bodily injury.

3rd party property damage

You often work on clients’ expensive servers and machinery. Should you damage the client’s computer, they could claim you’re responsible for the repairs or replacement. Thus, you could be liable for third-party property damage.

Defense costs

Despite your best efforts, an error in the software code could lead to the program crashing. Should that happen and you get taken to court for damages, your insurance policy could help cover the costs of hiring a legal team.

Medical coverage

You bring tools and supplies to work on a client’s hardware. Should these items be left out in the walkway, it could result in a client’s employee tripping or falling. If this results in an injury, you could be held liable.

Errors & omissions

Your job is to secure a client’s system from cyber threats. Should a breach occur, they could claim you were negligent and hold you liable. In cases like these, professional indemnity software insurance can help protect you.

How quickly can I get an ACORD Certificate of Insurance?

With Thimble small business insurance, you can get an ACORD Certificate (proof of insurance) instantly. In under a minute, you can download the Thimble mobile app, receive a free quote, and purchase a policy. Once that’s completed, your Certificate of Insurance (COI) will be sent to your email inbox.

Have you been called in for a last minute job? If so, some companies will want to confirm that you have a COI before they let you touch their computer systems. The good news is, with Thimble, you can get coverage without the hassle.

Need to make a change to the policy? That’s simple. You can add Additional Insureds directly from the Thimble mobile app (for free). Did something come up and the job was canceled? With Thimble, you have the flexibility to cancel your policy penalty-free up to an hour before the coverage commences.

The tech company I work for already carries business insurance. Do I need my own software developer insurance policy?

Yes, you definitely need your own Software Developer Insurance policy. Why? To cover all of your bases, and make sure that you’re not exposed to liability. Because, even if the tech company you moonlight for carries business insurance that covers you, that coverage won’t extend to your own business.

Purchasing your own Software Developer Insurance is the smart way to protect your business from liability, since you don’t know what the details are in your employers’ insurance policy. The business might be protected while you’re left completely exposed to liability.

The best way that you can mitigate risk and make sure that your business thrives, is by shielding it with a general liability and professional liability insurance policy.

What are the Software Developer Insurance policy limits?

With Thimble’s Software Developer Insurance, you have two options: $1 million or $2 million. But since the difference in rates between the two choices is trivial, most businesses select the $2 million limit for better protection and peace of mind.

Are workplace injuries of my staff covered?

No, they are not. A general liability insurance policy will only offer coverage to injured third parties. Neither you nor your staff are included. If you’re worried about employee injuries, it would be wise to purchase a workers’ compensation policy. Workers’ comp covers employees and subcontractors from accidental injuries that happen on the job.

Does Thimble’s Software Developer Insurance cover damage to my equipment?

No, a general liability insurance is limited to coverage for damage to a third party’s property. If you have expensive equipment that you’re worried about protecting, you may need to purchase commercial property insurance.

How do I get Software Developer Insurance with Thimble?

With Thimble, it takes less than 60 seconds to insure your software developer business. Download the mobile app, input your ZIP code, crew size, and desired coverage length (hour, day, or month), and you’ll receive an instant quote. From there, just click to purchase.

Thimble makes it that easy.

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Consultants & Freelancers insurance protects your business from lawsuits, if you or your property accidentally hurts a third party or damages their property.

  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Legal Defense
  • Medical Payments

Covered Activities

  • AV Installation
  • Business Consultants
  • Car AV Installation
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Repair
  • Creative Directors
  • Graphic Designers
  • House Sitting
  • Interior Decorating
  • IT Consultants
  • Marketing Consultants
  • Personal Shoppers
  • Photography & Videography
  • Sound Recordists
  • Speakers
  • Web Developers
  • Writers

Optional Add-Ons

  • Printing
  • Sign Installation

Excluded Activities

  • Adult Film Operations
  • Alarm System Monitoring
  • Any acts or services performed by an unlicensed or uncertified insured if such licensing or certification is required by law
  • Babysitters and Nannies
  • Bouncers
  • Elderly Care
  • Financial Consultants
  • Financial Planners
  • Home Health Care
  • Importing, manufacturing, growing, distributing, storing, selling, using, or ingesting marijuana or any product of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. (whether or not it is the main ingredient or used in combination with other ingredients)
  • Inspectors
  • Investment Advisors
  • Lifeguards
  • Mortgage Bankers or Investment Bankers
  • Registered Representatives or Brokers/Dealers of Securities or Commodities
  • Rideshare Drivers
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Security Guards
  • Traffic Control
  • Training or Instruction Demonstrated on Real Patients

What's Not Covered by Your Policy

  • Activities Involving Firearms
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development
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