Welcome to the Independent Financial Brokers of Canada Advisor E&O Insurance Program

Dear IFB Individual E&O Insurance Program Member:

Magnes is pleased to be able to deliver to members of IFB one of the most competitive and market leading Advisor Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance programs the industry has to offer.

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Premium Information for Life/A&S Advisors and Mutual Fund Representatives:
  • $1 Million per Claim/$2 Million Aggregate — $795
  • $2 Million per Claim/$2 Million Aggregate — $980
  • $3 Million per Claim/$3 Million Aggregate — $1,205
  • $4 Million per Claim/$4 Million Aggregate — $1,700
  • $5 Million per Claim/$5 Million Aggregate — $2,050

The coverage year for the IFB E&O program runs from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023. Premiums will be pro-rated based on the inception date of coverage.

Premiums include all mandatory coverages required by provincial regulations.

Optional E&O Insurance Coverage for Exempt Market Dealer Representatives (EMDR)

IFB plan members can now purchase coverage for their activities as a registered Exempt Market Dealer Representative provided these activities are conducted through a Registered Exempt Market Dealer. Coverage is issued as an endorsement on your certificate of insurance subject to the purchase of E&O insurance as a Life/A&S Advisor.

This limit is included in the overall E&O coverage limit selected, and is not in addition to the overall limit.

Coverage details are as follows:

  • Limit: $250,000 per claim/$250,000 aggregate limit
  • Deductible: $25,000
  • Premium: $630
E&O Insurance for Certified Financial Planners®

E&O insurance is now available for unlicensed fee-for-service financial planners who hold a valid CFP® designation.

Premium information is as follows:

  • $1 Million per Claim/$2 Million Aggregate — $605
  • $2 Million per Claim/$2 Million Aggregate — $1,025
IFB ELITE Endorsement

This endorsement provides you with the option to upgrade your E&O insurance coverage for a $250 flat premium:

Coverage Details:

  • Enhancement A: Increased Regulatory Investigation limit to $50,000 (currently a $25,000 limit)
  • Enhancement B: Unlimited Defense Costs on covered claims (currently included within limit of insurance carried)
  • Enhancement C: Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance with 24/7 Personal and Business coverage (currently Business coverage only)
Coverage for Referrals

Subject to the terms of the policy, your referral business is covered provided you disclose in writing to your clients any compensation arrangement that you receive for the referral.

Your Employees Are Covered

Subject to the terms of the policy, your employees are covered including mutual fund licensed assistants at no additional cost.

Up to 50% Discount for Newly Licensed Advisors

The IFB E&O program offers up to 50% off your first E&O insurance premium if you are a newly licensed financial advisor. To qualify for this discount, you must be a newly licensed Life/A&S and/or Mutual Fund representative, never held a license before, and never held E&O coverage before. NOTE: Discount for Newly Licensed Advisors only applies to the first policy term of coverage.

If You Are Leaving the Business

Extended Reporting Period (ERP or tail coverage) is available for those retiring or leaving the business.

For additional information on this coverage, please contact Michelle Cartwright of The Magnes Group Inc. at 1-800-650-3435, extension 366 or via email at mcartwright@magnesgroup.com.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance will automatically be included within your policy. This coverage will protect you during YOUR working hours—so, in other words, any time you are travelling to or from a client meeting, whether it is during regular business hours or an evening or weekend.

Optional Privacy and Network Security Breach Response Insurance

Data security is a paramount exposure in the financial services industry. A breach of data can be ruinous in terms of costs to comply with notification requirements, potential liability claims, and damage to your business reputation. The optional coverage available to IFB members addresses these evolving exposures: it protects your business from claims and other exposures resulting from a breach of data security.

Limit/Premium information is as follows:

  • Limit: $100,000
  • Deductible: $1,000
  • Flat rate Premium: $350
Coverage for Your Corporation

Magnes is also the broker for the IFB sponsored Corporate E&O program. For more information on the Corporate Coverage Solution, please contact Diana Cromwell of The Magnes Group Inc. at 1-800-650-3435, extension 324 or via email at dcromwell@magnesgroup.com.

NOTE: Above noted premiums do not include applicable provincial tax:
ON—8% tax, QC—9% tax, MB—7% tax, NL—15% tax, SK—6% tax.

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More Information

For more information call The Magnes Group Inc. at 1 800-650-3435 extension 366.

The information outlined above is only a summary, and does not include all terms, conditions, or exclusions of the coverage described in the policy. For any coverage or claims related inquiries on the IFB E&O Program please kindly contact Michelle Cartwright of The Magnes Group Inc. at 1-800-650-3435, extension 366 or via email at mcartwright@magnesgroup.com.

This is only an outline of the policy and should not be relied upon. Certain policy exclusions and limitations may apply in any given fact situation and limit the amount excluded and payable under this insurance coverage. Full terms and conditions of this insurance, including all exclusions and limitations are described in the policy document, a copy of which can be obtained from The Magnes Group Inc.

Magnes does not guarantee or make any representation or warranty that insurance can be placed on terms acceptable to a client.

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