Deep Dive into D&O Coverage: A Q & A with Kevin LaCroix - McDermott Will & Emery

Deep Dive into D&O Coverage: A Q & A with Kevin LaCroix



The amount and cost of D&O coverage is a matter of basic concern to the healthcare director. There is a direct link to the commitment with which the board and individual directors approach their fiduciary duties, and the scope and effectiveness of D&O coverage.

This episode of the Governing Health podcast features special, real-world questions from healthcare chief legal officers for D&O expert, attorney, and Executive Vice President of R-T Specialty, LLC Kevin LaCroix. Kevin and Michael talk us through:

  • The increasing cost of D&O coverage during the current “hard market”
  • The relationship between effective governance and mitigation of D&O costs
  • The D&O benefits of thoughtful post-pandemic return-to-work protocols
  • Coverage issues relating to the definition of “claim” and the impact of a conduct exclusion
  • The importance of maintaining corporate formalities at the board level
  • D&O coverage issues arising from cybersecurity breaches
  • Impact on D&O coverage from claims arising from inferior PPE offerings during the pandemic
  • Privacy issues as a major looming D&O coverage concern