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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of our frequently asked questions.  If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via the web, or come and visit us at a location near you.

  1. What Insurance provider does the MBA Insurance Agency use for quoting Lawyers Professional Liability?
  2. What kind of policy does the MBA Insurance Agency offer through CNA / Continental Casualty Company?
  3. How do I receive a quote for Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance offered through the MBA Insurance Agency?
  4. How long will it take to receive a quote for Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance?
  5. What is the cost of Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance offered through the MBA Insurance Agency?
  6. Does the MBA Insurance Agency provide Quick-Quotes or Ballpark pricing by phone or over the web?
  7. Does the MBA Insurance Agency offer financing?
  8. How much coverage should I purchase?
  9. What is the difference between per claim and aggregate deductible?
  10. I currently have an insurance broker that handles my home and auto insurance, can I have them approach the MBA Insurance Agency for a quote on Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance?
  11. The bulk of my practice is in Massachusetts, but I also practice in other states around the country. Can I still apply for Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance through the MBA Insurance Agency?
  12. Does CNA/ Continental Casualty Company or the MBA Insurance Agency offer any Risk Management Tools such as Conflict of Interest systems or generic advice on how to better protect my practice?
  13. I am currently insured through the MBA Insurance Agency, how do I report a claim or potential claim to CNA/ Continental Casualty Company?
What Insurance provider does the MBA Insurance Agency use for quoting Lawyers Professional Liability?
We are pleased to currently be the State Administrator for CNA / Continental Casualty Company. CNA Lawyers Insurance

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What kind of policy does the MBA Insurance Agency offer through CNA / Continental Casualty Company?
We currently offer a claims-made & reporting peroid policy. A claims-made & reporting period policy responds to claims that are made against an insured and then reported to the Company during the policy period. The policy in which a claim is made and reported is the policy that will respond to the claim.

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How do I receive a quote for Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance offered through the MBA Insurance Agency?
To receive a quote, please complete the Lawyers Professional Liability Base Application. Click here for a Quote!

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How long will it take to receive a quote for Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance?
The application and quote process require 5 to 10 business days to complete.

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What is the cost of Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance offered through the MBA Insurance Agency?
Due to our customized quoting process, each policy and premium is created based on the information provided by the lawyer(s) or law firm in the form of an application and any additional supplements.

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Does the MBA Insurance Agency provide Quick-Quotes or Ballpark pricing by phone or over the web?
Due to our customized quotes, complexity of each application and other variables, we are unable to give Quick-Quotes or Ballparks through our website or by phone. We want to offer the most accurate pricing to each of our prospect clients.

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Does the MBA Insurance Agency offer financing?
Yes. The MBA Insurance Agency offers financing for all premiums that exceed $1,000.

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How much coverage should I purchase?
The amount of coverage a firm should carry widely varies and depends on how much in damages a client could potentially be awarded in the event of an error or omission.


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What is the difference between per claim and aggregate deductible?
A per claim deductible must be paid each and every time a claim is reported by an insured in a policy period. An aggregate deductible is the gross amount that can be paid in a policy year, regardless of how many claims are made against an insured.

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I currently have an insurance broker that handles my home and auto insurance, can I have them approach the MBA Insurance Agency for a quote on Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance?
Yes. If you currently have an insurance broker that handles your home or auto, they can approach the MBA Insurance Agency with a Broker of Record letter and we’ll forward all information and quotes through their agency.

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The bulk of my practice is in Massachusetts, but I also practice in other states around the country. Can I still apply for Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance through the MBA Insurance Agency?
Yes. As long as you maintain 50% or more of your gross billings in Massachusetts and have a physical office in Massachusetts, you are eligible for Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance through the MBA Insurance Agency.

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Does CNA/ Continental Casualty Company or the MBA Insurance Agency offer any Risk Management Tools such as Conflict of Interest systems or generic advice on how to better protect my practice?

Yes. CNA/ Continental Casualty Company has an indepth, comprehensive guide with everything from initiating representation to ending respensentation. We strongly recommend and encourage the use of these tools and suggestions.

Click Here for CNA's Risk Management Tools  



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I am currently insured through the MBA Insurance Agency, how do I report a claim or potential claim to CNA/ Continental Casualty Company?

Contact CNA/Continental Casualty Company directly by mail, phone, fax or by email:

CNA - Claims Reporting
P.O. Box 8317
Chicago, IL 60680-8317
Email: SpecialtyProNewLoss@cna.com
Fax: 866-773-7504 / Online: www.cna.com/claims

Lawyers Claim Reporting Questions: 800-540-0762

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