Legal Protection Plan
Protection for those times when you need a lawyer
Navigating the Canadian regulatory and legal system can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Legal costs can have a considerable impact on your bottom line. To help transfer some of the risk of these unanticipated and potentially large legal expenses, all licensed Nova Scotia Dental Association members are automatically protected by the Legal Protection Plan.
You don’t have to sign up or register, coverage is automatically included with your membership.
With the Legal Protection Plan¹ from ARAG Legal Solutions Inc. (ARAG) and CDSPI you can focus on dentistry with peace of mind knowing you have easy access to legal advice plus coverage for legal representation to support your defense should you be faced with a disciplinary investigation or hearing related to your profession.
A Legal Protection Plan to safeguard your career
As a practicing dentist, you need to think about managing those risks that could leave you financially or professionally vulnerable. The Legal Protection Plan¹ includes the following:
Unlimited access to the legal helpline 1.877.255.4269
As part of your coverage, your policy provides unlimited access to the ARAG Legal Helpline with no deductible.
A helpline lawyer will provide you with information and assistance on any legal matter, even if it is not listed as a covered event in the policy. For example, although Family Law issues are not covered under this policy, the lawyer will be happy to provide general information on your issue.
- Unlimited, no cost and confidential access.
- General assistance for any legal question
- Unlimited, no cost and confidential access.
- The Helpline is available from 8:00 am to midnight local time, 7 days a week. In addition, ARAG facilitates access to a lawyer twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week, in emergency situations. Calls to this service may be recorded.
- You also have the option to call and schedule a time for a Helpline lawyer to call you back when it is most convenient for you.
- If your legal issue is covered under the policy, the lawyer will then give your file to the ARAG Claims department who will contact you to discuss how your claim will proceed.
- The Helpline Lawyers will not read or write documents on your behalf.
Disciplinary Hearings and Investigations Legal Expense Coverage
In the event an allegation is made against you, your coverage provides support for legal expenses when responding to provincial regulatory bodies.
- Up to $10,000 per claim and $50,000 aggregate each policy year
- $1,000 deductible per claim
You are eligible for the Legal Protection Plan if you are a dentist licensed to practice in the province of Nova Scotia and a member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association (NSDA).
Coverage is automatically included with your NSDA membership.
Occurrence Limit of Indemnity: $10,000
Aggregate Limit of Indemnity: $50,000
Disciplinary Investigations & Hearings
What is Covered: The Insurer will pay an insured’s legal costs to the annual maximum listed per occurrence in response to a disciplinary investigation or proceeding brought against the insured person by a regulatory or professional body that issued a license to that insured person provided that the disciplinary hearing or investigation relates to the activities of the insured person carried out:
(a) in their professional capacity; and
(b) while a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association.
What is not Covered: The first $1,000 in legal costs per claim. This is payable if the dispute cannot be resolved by ARAG and requires an appointed representative. This amount is payable to the appointed representative as soon as they are retained.
Please call the ARAG Legal Helpline as soon as practicable following an insured event, and in no event later than 120 days after the date of occurrence of the insured event.
You will not be reimbursed for any costs you incur before ARAG has accepted your claim, even if ARAG later accepts the claim.
This is not a policy for reimbursement of legal costs you have already incurred. If it is necessary to take legal proceedings a lawyer will be appointed by ARAG on behalf of the insured person in accordance with their standard terms of appointment and will be retained by the insured person.
You may also report a claim to ARAG by mail at their Head Office address:
ARAG Legal Solutions Inc.
121 King Street West, Suite 2200
Toronto, ON M5H 3T9
Tel: 1 888 582 5586
ARAG will then advise you on next steps.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 1.800.561.9401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Restrictions may apply to advisory services in certain jurisdictions.
About ARAG Legal Systems
ARAG Legal Solutions was incorporated in 2015 and officially launched in 2016 as an insurance intermediary and part of ARAG Group, a global leader in legal expenses insurance.
We provide an innovative and comprehensive range of Legal Expense Insurance products and services for businesses, families, drivers and landlords. To learn more, please visit www.arag.ca.
ARAG Legal Solutions Inc. (ARAG) Legal Expense Insurance policies are underwritten by HDI Global Specialty SE.
If you have a legal question or want to make a claim because you have been notified of a disciplinary investigation or hearing, please contact the Legal Helpline immediately at: 1.877.255.4269
¹ Full coverage details, terms and conditions (including deductibles, policy limits, restrictions and exclusions) are set out in the insurance documents and policy wording for this plan.