All companies, regardless of industry, need some level of protection to keep running. If you are running an acupuncture clinic, getting acupuncture business insurance is necessary. It provides several benefits. For instance, it can take care of the expenses in case you have to deal with a legal battle against a patient filing a lawsuit. It can also help compensate your worker who is, for the meantime, not able to work, stemming from a work-related injury. In other words, acupuncture business insurance can help get a heavy burden off your shoulder.
Now that you’ve learned how important it is to have insurance for your acupuncture business, it pays to know the options so that you know how to make the most out of its benefit.
Here are some insurance options to consider:
General Liability Insurance – This is the most common but a comprehensive one – a type of insurance that any acupuncture business should consider investing their money in. It provides protection from the risks of bodily injury, damage to property, medical payments, legal defense, and personal injury. In case of facing a lawsuit for malpractice, a general liability insurance policy helps compensate for the associated legal fees as well as for possible damages.
Professional Liability Insurance – Another type of insurance that acupuncturists should consider obtaining. Professional Liability Insurance protects you and your reputation in case someone claims your professional services caused him harm. If a patient sues you based on a negligence claim, this insurance takes care of your legal fees and your possible settlement.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance – It protects your workers should they become injured while at work. Apart from a worker’s medical bills (and lost wages if they go on vacation for recovery), it can also cover disability or death benefits stemming from a work-related accident. Because of its usefulness, most states oblige companies to carry workers’ compensation insurance for both part-time and full-time employees.
Commercial Property Insurance – You may also consider getting commercial property insurance, which is for giving protection to your acupuncture equipment, office furniture, computers, office supplies – items that can be vulnerable to calamities such as hurricanes and fire.
For more inquiries regarding acupuncture business insurance, contact us at (800) 838-0383.