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The following insurance products are available at competitive premiums for writers, Authors, Journalists and broadcasters:

  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public Liability
  • Business Equipment cover
  • Business Equipment for home based writers
  • Image and sound libraries
  • Hire in equipment
  • Business Interruption

For members for the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) & Society of Authors (SOA) we have bespoke products which include Professional Indemnity & Public Liability under one combined wording which is available,  exclusive to members of these professional bodies, at reduced rates.

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NUJ & SOA Members Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance: Writesure

Who is Writesure Designed for?
Writer is exclusively available to NUJ & SOA members and is designed for professional writers and broadcasters including authors, journalists, reporters, technical writers, script writers, and copywriters. The cover applies to work that you undertake as an individual and also as part of a joint project.

What Cover is Provided by Writesure?
The policy is comprehensive and covers Libel and Slander, Infringement of Copyright, Breach of Confidentiality, Negligence, and Liability to the Public. Cover is automatically included for documents which are accidentally lost or damaged.

What Types of Work Does Writesure Cover?
Cover applies in whatever medium your material is published or broadcast, including books, local and national newspapers, magazines, specialist journals, private publications, websites, TV, radio, video and film. Subject to EU Law, you are insured wherever in the world your work is published or distributed.

Tailored Cover
Writer is designed to be tailored to your individual requirements with a choice of levels of cover for the whole policy, and also for individual sections. You can even choose how much you wish to contribute to any claim.

Previously Published Work
While Writer cannot cover you for problems you already know about, the cover does apply for work you have produced since your NUJ membership started. If you already hold professional indemnity insurance, Writer will cover you from the first date from which you have been continuously insured, if this is before the date you joined the NUJ.

Future Liabilities
Writer also provides you with cover after you have stopped producing new work, for example if you retire or are unable to continue working due to ill health. The standard cover continues for 12 months after the end of the policy year in which you stop producing new material, but you can choose to extend this period if you wish.

Professional Indemnity Insurance
The policy is comprehensive and covers Libel and Slander, Infringement of Copyright, Breach of Confidentiality, Negligence. Cover is automatically included for documents which are accidentally lost or damaged.

Public & Emploer’s Liability
Finally, a full business liability package is available where you can select cover for your legal liability to the public and your employees.

Home Based Writers & Broadcasters

Equipment & Business Property

You can cover all your photographic, video, recording, lighting, and computer equipment. Computers can also be covered for breakdown and loss of data. There is worldwide cover, no restrictions on the maximum value of single items, and cover for equipment left in unattended vehicles.

Writers & Broadcasters Based in an Office or Other Business Premises

Buildings, Equipment & Business Property
You can cover your buildings, shop fronts, fixtures and fittings, all your computer, photographic, video, recording, lighting, film processing, and any other business equipment. Computers can also be covered for breakdown and loss of data. There is worldwide cover, no restrictions on the maximum value of single items, and cover for equipment left in unattended vehicles.

Hired In Equipment
You can cover the cost of hiring-in alternative equipment while your own equipment is being replaced or repaired after loss or damage. You can also cover equipment and other property which is not yours but for which you are responsible such as hired-in equipment, customers property which you are working on, or props, set material etc. These covers can be arranged on either a permanent or temporary basis.

Photographic & Video Portfolio & Sound Recordings
For your archive and portfolio of photographic and video work and sound recordings you can cover re-shoot/re-recording and/or reduplication costs. Also, if you loose any material due to, for example, camera or recording equipment failure or processing problem, you can cover the expenses you incur in re-shooting images or re-recording tapes (such as film and processing and travel, accommodation, sustenance, props, studio hire etc.).

Business Interruption Insurance
(Lost Profit, Additional Costs of Working & Business Money)
There are options for covering additional costs incurred or lost gross profit following loss or damage to insured equipment and portfolio/archive material.

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