APEGGA Executive Director
Neil Windsor, P.Eng., front left, and APEGGA President
Ron Tenove, P.Eng., front right, give their signatures
to the National Secondary Professional Liability Program,
during the CCPE annual convention this past spring in
St. John's, Nfld. At back, from left, are Peter Needra,
P.Eng., vice-president and general manager, Canada,
of DPIC Companies, provider of insurance services for
the program; Pierre Boucher, ing., now the past president
of CCPE; and Robert Wilson, chief executive officer,
Pro-Form Insurance Services Inc., which with the HUB
International Group of Companies is the primary broker.
Security Insurance Company of Hartford underwrites the
National Insurance Program
Provides Secondary Coverage
Member engineers and geoscientists of APEGGA and nine other
associations now enjoy the extra protection of the National
Secondary Liability Insurance Program. With annual dues renewal
notices, APEGGA members are receiving letters, certificates
and information confirming their enrollment.
All members in good standing were automatically enrolled effective
March 31, this year. On June 1, at the annual general conference
of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers in St. John's,
representatives of the insurers, constituent associations
and the CCPE held an official signing.
APEGGA and the other associations joined the program to protect
member professionals from liability claims not normally covered
by an employer. Without this type of insurance, a number of
liability situations may arise to threaten the financial well-being
of members. Coverage goes beyond what an employer normally
carries for employees.
Claims could come out of work done for a previous employer
no longer in business, for example, for from services that
aren't a professional's main employment, such as mentoring
or personal projects of less than $2,000. Retired professionals
may need the protection for work done while they were still
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