Bonds & E&O Insurance – What’s the Difference? Application and Order Status Returns and Refunds Frequently Asked Questions Ordering Membership Commission Process Insurance Technical Assistance Signing Agents Quick Facts FAQs Screening Process State Restrictions Related Articles Errors and Omissions Insurance Lawsuit Protection Training Information Online Training Live Training Our Instructors Training Solutions for Employers Bonds: Protection for the Public E&O Insurance: Protection for Notaries A state required bond is not insurance for Notaries. In many states, every Notary is required to purchase a surety bond to protect the public financially from a Notary’s negligent mistakes or intentional misconduct. However, a Notary bond does not protect the Notary. If a victim is compensated from the Notary’s bond, the bond company may require the Notary to pay back the loss. Get your state-required Bond individually or as part of a New or Renewing Notary Supply Package. A Notary Errors and Omissions (E&O) policy protects the Notary if the Notary’s unintentional act or oversight financially harms the public. An E&O policy can provide protection from these and other possible losses and risks: A Notary’s mistake that would have been charged to the bond. A Notary unintentionally violating a law while notarizing. A Notary being named in a lawsuit even if the Notary did nothing wrong. An impostor placing a false seal containing the Notary’s commission information on a document without the Notary’s knowledge. E&O insurance from the NNA will cover your legal defense and the cost of a settlement or court-ordered damages -- up to the limit of the policy. There is no deductible and policies are very affordable, starting at just pennies a day. Purchase Errors and Omissions Insurance individually or as part of a New or Renewing Notary Supply Package.