Professional Liability Insurance (PLI)

Professional Liability Insurance covers legal liability for certain damages that might result from "acts, error or omission of the covered individual while in the performance of the covered individual's official duties". Professional Liability Insurance may also cover the cost of legal representation for the covered individual in connection with these acts, errors or omissions. Delegation of Authority to Approve Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Reimbursement Requests.

The Department of Defense (DoD) will reimburse supervisors, management officials or law enforcement officers who are eligible for Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) up to one-half the cost of a covered PLI premium, not to exceed $150 per year. PLI reimbursement is not a taxable income. Eligibility determination authority has been delegated to the appropriate management officials within each Command. To file a claim, submit Standard Form 1164, Claim for Reimbursement for Expenditures on Official Business. Professional Liability Insurance Reimbursement.

Questions concerning the Element of Resource (EOR) should be referred through financial management channels.

Supervisors and Management Officials are defined in 5 USC §7103 (a) (10) and (11), Law Enforcement Officers are defined in 5 USC §8331 (20 and §8401(17).

Content last reviewed: 1/11/2007-VHL

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