As a physician, you contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries or illnesses. By examining patients, assessing their medical history, prescribing medications, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, you help your patients manage or recover from their ailments. In return, it is your practice that makes communities and families healthier by giving your patients the tools they need to take charge of their health.
Why healthcare and health professionals need company insurance
Healthcare professionals and physicians are at particular risk for many reasons, including the limited mobility of some of their patients and the sensitive patient data they deal with on a daily basis. And in addition to the other risks you face, such as property damage in your doctor’s office or loss of business records and medical records.
Learn more about the insurance benefits that small clinics and health professionals typically need and frequently buy from The Hartford.
Policy for Business Owners
Most medical or medical practices have a Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) policy. Why?
As this will help to protect your medical business or medical facility in a similar manner, homeowner’s insurance will help protect your home and personal belongings.
By combining three basic policies that are important to almost all small businesses, including doctors’ surgeries and medical practices, a policy for business owners can help physicians and healthcare professionals save money while protecting what they’ve been working so hard to protect,
General Liability –
Protects your medical and medical business from certain claims related to injury or property damage that may have occurred as a result of your business activities, such as:
For example, if a patient is injured in your healthcare facility or spa or an employee damages the patient’s property. It even helps to cover certain claims of defamation and slander. Business liability does not cover any liabilities arising directly from the professional medical and medical services you provide.
Commercial property –
Protects the place where you do business and the tools you use to carry out your medical and medical practice, such as computers, therapy equipment, and medical devices.
Business Income –
Helps cover your loss of income if you do not treat your patients for property damage
However, managing your private practice involves the risks of lawsuits and property damage. As a health professional, you are probably aware of the devastating lawsuits for malpractice that await a doctor who misdiagnoses a patient and worsens his condition. However, what you may not know is that not having the funds to cover a settlement or a judgment does not protect you. The courts can recover your assets if you are guilty of wrongdoing.
The best thing you can do for your private practice? Invest in a business insurance plan that protects your business assets. With the help of proper policies, you will have the “deep pockets” you need to cover a claim without jeopardizing your practice or bank account.
Registered insurance agents recommend protecting your private practice with the following types of coverage
Doctors and family practitioners
As a physician, your main job is to look after your patients. However, independent doctors also have offices, and in these cases, there are many additional responsibilities. You also have the job of making sure your office is both inviting and safe. They also have employees, suppliers, and distributors who need to be considered. Make sure your doctor’s office runs smoothly and safely by making sure you have the right kind of business insurance coverage.
General liability is compulsory insurance for all small businesses. As a doctor with your own office, this insurance is all the more important as it helps keep your patients safe. General liability grows as your business grows, so you do not have to worry about adding new offices or services that require separate coverage.
General liability insurance includes:
Liability insurance –
Liability insurance is part of your commercial liability insurance, which takes care of your customers. If a patient is injured during an accident in the doctor’s office, the liability of the company covers the costs incurred for the medical treatment. This coverage also applies to property damage. If the property of a patient in your business premises is damaged, the repair costs for this property are covered.
Product Liability –
As a doctor, you can sell medical or health-related products as part of your entire patient care. However, sometimes products are found to be defective at a later date, and these errors can cause harm to your customers. If patients buy products from you and are later injured or in any way injured by the products, they may sue your doctor’s office.
Product liability pays for damages and claims of this nature, so you do not have to do this. This coverage also pays for damages or liability in connection with advertising errors and in such cases may help you enforce your legal claims.
Completed surgeries –
Completed surgery coverage protects the medical office from legal action that occurs after completing services or surgery to your patient. For example, when a GP brings a patient’s leg to a boil, he has completed the services for that patient. If the patient later has problems with this service, he can sue your office. Completed business insurance pays legal costs, settlements, and damages.