Professional Liability Insurance for Hospice, Home Healthcare
Hospice staff includes a team-oriented group of specially trained professionals including social workers, volunteers, counselors, physical therapists, home health aides, nurses, physicians, and medical directors committed to providing individuals with end-of-life care and support. Their responsibilities vary depending on each caregiver’s role. With these tremendous responsibilities come standard of care practices and inherent risks involved in the professional duties caregivers offer to high-need patients.
Things can go very wrong, such as errors in the administration and documentation of medication and patient injury due to negligence on the part of the caregiver. These incidents can be further complicated because of the emotionally charged environment involved with hospice where communication between families and caregivers deteriorates, leading to more frequent and serious malpractice claims.
This is why professional liability insurance is such a critical component of a hospice insurance program. At Care Providers Insurance Services, we offer professional liability coverage as part of our Hospice General Liability Insurance.
Our Professional Liability Form Includes:
- Separate limits of coverage up to $1 million/$3 million
- Defense costs and liability if an injury arises due to an error or omission from the professional healthcare services provided by a hospice physician, other staff member, or volunteer
- Errors and omissions for physicians resulting from both their clinical and administrative duties
- Extended reporting provision option for physicians who retire from hospice care
- Separate limits for defense costs
In addition to professional liability insurance, our general liability program also includes separate coverage and limits for abuse and molestation allegations.
We can help you secure appropriate professional liability insurance for hospices and make sure the coverage fits the needs of your insureds. Our 25-plus years of experience and underwriting experience is unparalleled in the industry and our dedication and focus in supporting hospice care and other non-profits is unwavering.
Learn More About Our Insurance Program for the Hospice Community
We invite you to learn more about our program for hospices and how we can assist you in expanding your agency’s book of business. Please call Randall Hedlund, Program Director, Care Providers, at 800-761-7072, ext. 1310, or complete the Get Started form on this page, for information about our program.