Fairly new signing agent with some legal questions here!
(A disclaimer: I’m aware that most people here are not lawyers, and any advice should be taken with a grain of salt and verified with an actual lawyer)
I am in contact with a company who wants $100k Errors and Omissions Insurance, so I’m upping my coverage from my existing $30k general E and O policy. I am allowed to have either general E and O, or signing agent specific E and O.
In my state (Texas), a 100k general E and O policy for a year is $70, and a signing agent specific one is $360 for a year. That’s 5 times as much. I am a new NSA, and while I can cover the $360, I am already running in the red, and I’m hesitant to take out a few hundred dollars.
My question is: if I declare an LLC, will that protect my personal assets in the same way that a signing agent E and O would?
It would be roughly the same upfront cost to get a general 100k E and O ($70) and declare an LLC ($300 filing fee, no recurring fees)than it would be to get a signing agent policy for a single year ($360). I would have a smaller recurring fee.
This makes financial sense, I am just curious to see if it would have the same protective affect as the signing agent insurance.
I keep searching for a comparison of these two options, but I’m just finding information on LLCs and signing agent insurance separately… I value your thoughts, opinions, and experiences on which option you would recommend! (As noted above, I will find a qualified legal professional to verify any claims)