Equipment Breakdown Insurance protects your equipment from breakdowns caused by motor burnout, power surges, boiler malfunction, and operating error. It covers you for the costs to replace or repair your damaged equipment, and other related expenses.
Workers Compensation covers your employees' medical costs and lost wages while recovering from a work-related injury or illness. The employee gives up the right to sue your company in return for receiving cash and benefits from Workers Compensation. In some states it’s mandatory for businesses!
Commercial Auto Insurance covers your cars, trucks, and vans used in your business. It covers the costs from vehicle damage in collisions, theft, vandalism and weather damage. It also covers medical expenses for to injured parties.
General Liability Insurance protects your small business against claims of third-party bodily injury and property damage, reputational harm and advertising injury. It covers medical bills, repair costs & legal fees.
Medical malpractice insurance is a type of professional liability insurance that protects healthcare professionals from claims of medical negligence or malpractice that results in injury or death. It covers your defense and any settlement costs.
Why do I need individual Professional Liability policy as a healthcare provider? Won't my employer's policy cover me?
Yes, your employer already has an insurance policy in place, but this may not be enough. Moreover, when you became liable and are sued the employer's insurance will not work in your best interest. Also, there may be gaps in your employer's insurance policy that don´t cover all the risks. For instance, when you receive a lawsuit outside the scope of your job description, your employer can choose not to defend you.
What risks are faced by a healthcare provider?
Depending on the type of healthcare you provide, you can face various malpractice risks. Lawsuits for ineffective treatment, misdiagnosis or wrongful death which can be devastating to your finances. Your patients, the deliverymen or a visitor entering your premises can sue you for slip and fall injuries. Your staff can be injured or ill from repetitive strain injury, catching patient's illness or many other instances.
What happens if a malpractice suit is filed against a healthcare provider?
A medical malpractice suit can be devastating to a healthcare provider. Some medical practitioners chose to move to a different field to deal with the experience and some choose to retire as a malpractice suit could ruin their career. Stress, anxiety, fear and guilt are faced by a healthcare provider during and after the lawsuit along with the costs of defending such a lawsuit can drain their financial resources.
What are health practitioners all about?
Health practitioners are dentists, clinical psychologist, podiatrist, chiropractor, nurse practitioner, midwife or any clinical social worker who is authorized by the state to perform within the scope of their practice as defined by the state law.