Our focus is your advantage.

Axis Insurance serves over 500 architecture and engineering clients giving us an in-depth understanding of your unique insurance needs, service agreements, and obligations to your clients. Our expertise is specifically tailored to meet the complex demands and responsibilities of your projects in the A&E sector. We recognize that each client face a complex balancing act of fostering creativity, adhering to best practices, accommodating client adjustments, and budget constraints, all while effectively managing risk.

We understand the distinct challenges that come with your team’s collaborative work, such as possible design errors, unexpected construction hurdles, and prolonged exposure. Axis is well versed in these areas and is committed to offering bespoke risk management and insurance solutions that safeguard your firm’s reputation and assets, enabling you to lean into future growth.

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    Reliable and Consistent Service Team

    Led by Rob McLeod, our Design Professionals’ team bring a combined 70 years experience working with architects and engineers, and each of our team members has, on average, been at Axis Insurance for over 10 years. “Our team is reliable, reputable, predictable, & conscientious, so you can worry about more important things.”

    Rob McLeod, CIP, CAIB
    Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader
    Professional & Financial Services

    Complimentary Contract Reviews

    Risk starts at “hello” – that first email or documentation of offering. Manage your risk throughout the client lifecycle by starting with the contractual requirements. Let us elucidate your exposure before a small technicality becomes a contractual iceberg; with our complimentary contract reviews. Manage risk through every stage of the client lifecycle, starting with contracts.

      Pre-claim Advice & Advocacy

      Wherever possible, we help you to avoid insurance claims and drawn out legal proceedings. Proactive management of small issues may help avoid the countless hours, lost revenue, and ensuing reputational damage of a legal battle. Our clients contact us the moment a potential issue becomes evident.

        Constant Support, Education, & Collaboration

        Our focus is your advantage. We offer quarterly webinars, documented guides and information, examples of avoidable claims, and phone/email support to answer your questions.

          Essential Coverage

          Tailored coverage ensuring robust protection for professional services firms, from architects and engineers to accountants, lawyers, and real estate professionals.

          Errors & Omissions

          Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance is crucial for professionals across various industries who provide advice, designs, or services. It acts as a safeguard against claims of negligence or errors that could potentially lead to financial losses for your clients. With E&O coverage, your business is protected even when the unexpected happens, ensuring you can continue operations without the burden of costly legal fees.

          At Axis Insurance, we understand that every professional service firm has unique risks and needs. Our E&O policies are designed to be as dynamic as the industries we serve. Whether you’re an architect facing complex project demands, an accountant juggling sensitive data, or a realtor managing numerous property transactions, our tailored solutions help mitigate risks so you can focus on driving your business forward confidently.

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          Directors & Officers Liability

          Directors and Officers Liability Insurance is crucial for protecting the personal assets of corporate directors and officers from lawsuits alleging they mismanaged the company. This coverage is essential for any firm, providing financial protection against claims that may arise from decisions and actions taken within the scope of their managerial duties. It covers legal fees, settlements, and judgments, which can be financially devastating without appropriate coverage.

          D&O liability insurance is not just about protecting personal wealth; it also safeguards the company’s financial health by covering the indemnifications that a company might provide to its directors and officers as part of its bylaws. The policy can respond to a variety of claims, including breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, wrongful acts, and errors that lead to financial losses or reputational damage to stakeholders. This coverage is particularly important in today’s litigious environment, where decision-makers are increasingly held accountable for their actions.

          Moreover, having a robust D&O policy can help attract high-quality talent to leadership positions, as it provides them security against potential litigation risks associated with overseeing business operations. For businesses in the professional and financial services sector, where decisions often involve substantial sums of money and significant regulatory scrutiny, D&O insurance is an indispensable part of a comprehensive risk management strategy. It not only provides peace of mind to executives but also enhances the firm’s credibility and stability by protecting its leaders.

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          Commercial General Liability

          Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance is essential for safeguarding your business against a wide range of risks. This foundational coverage protects against claims of bodily injury, property damage, and personal and advertising injury that can arise during your operations.

          With CGL from Axis Insurance, you ensure that both the unforeseen incidents and the everyday risks are managed effectively, preventing these potential liabilities from disrupting your business.

          At Axis Insurance, we tailor our CGL policies to the specific needs of professional services firms. Whether you’re an engineer with onsite requirements, an accountant hosting client meetings, or a real estate agent showcasing properties, our CGL coverage is designed to offer peace of mind. We empower you to conduct your business with confidence, knowing that you’re backed by robust and responsive insurance coverage that aligns with your professional landscape.

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          Cyber

          Cyber insurance is an indispensable safeguard in today’s digital age, where data breaches and cyber threats are increasingly common. This coverage is designed to protect businesses from the financial and reputational damage associated with cyber incidents. With Axis Insurance’s Cyber policies, your firm is equipped to handle everything from data breaches and system hacks to ransomware attacks, ensuring continuous protection of your critical digital assets.

          The threat of cyber attacks is escalating, with the potential to severely impact businesses through corrupted systems, data loss, and the need for costly website redevelopment. Beyond the immediate disruption, a data breach can impose substantial legal obligations on Canadian firms. National regulations require businesses to notify affected individuals and regulatory bodies, conduct thorough investigations, and take remedial actions—all of which can be financially burdensome. Axis Insurance’s Cyber coverage not only helps cover these costs but also supports compliance with these legal mandates, safeguarding your firm’s reputation and financial stability in the face of cyber adversity.

          Axis Insurance, we recognize the unique cyber risks faced by professionals in the financial and service sectors. Our Cyber insurance solutions are crafted to address these specific vulnerabilities, providing not just recovery support, but proactive risk management tools to enhance your cybersecurity posture. Whether you’re an architect storing sensitive project data, an accountant handling confidential financial information, or a mortgage broker dealing with personal client details, our coverage helps secure your operations against the evolving landscape of cyber threats.

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          Property

          Property coverage is essential for protecting the physical assets of your business from unexpected events such as fire, theft, and natural disasters. This comprehensive insurance is designed to cover the repair or replacement costs of your business facilities, equipment, and inventory, ensuring minimal disruption to your operations.

          With Axis Insurance, you can trust that your property is safeguarded, allowing you to focus on what you do best without the worry of potential physical losses.

          Axis Insurance tailors its Property coverage solutions to meet the specific demands of professional services firms. Whether you operate in a high-tech office, manage extensive archives of sensitive documents, or house valuable engineering tools, our policies are crafted to address the unique risks associated with your assets. We provide robust protection that not only helps recover from immediate damages but also supports the long-term resilience and growth of your business.

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          Partnerships & Associations

          The Professional Liability Agents Network (PLAN) is a select group of insurance agencies from across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, specializing in risk management strategies for architects and engineers.

          With more than 50 years of experience and thousands of design clients, the AXA XL Design Professional team provides flexible, tailored insurance solutions that protect A&E design firms.

          Our A&E Team

          • Rob McLeod

            Senior Vice President, Professional & Financial Services

          • Mike Russell

            Executive Vice President, Professional & Financial Services

          • Warren McDonald

            Account Executive, Professional & Financial Services

          • Phil Moir

            Account Executive, Professional & Financial Services

          • Mario Montagliani

            Account Executive, Professional & Financial Services

          • Michael Fan

            Account Executive, Professional & Financial Services

          • Gillian Wang

            Senior Account Manager, Professional & Financial Services

          • Ciara Dixon

            Account Manager, Professional & Financial Services

          • Evann Henderson

            Account Adminstrator, Professional & Financial Services

          • Karla Mendez

            Account Manager, Professional & Financial Services