insurance for dialysis centers
Westwood will work with you to ensure your Dialysis Center clients have adequate insurance coverage, particularly liability insurance, for every threat they could face.
General Liability Insurance
Professional Liability Insurance
Directors and Officers Liability (D&O) insurance
D&O insurance (Directors and officers liability insurance), shields the personal assets of company directors and officers, and where necessary, their spouses, from claims which could arise as a result of the decisions they made and actions they took within the scope of their regular duties.
Cyber liability insurance covers the financial costs associated with a breach of your cyber security, such as a ransomware attack. It also covers first party costs including event management, data restoration, financial costs to third parties, network interruption, and cyber extortion.
HNOA, (hired non-owned auto insurance) is designed for organizations who regularly hire vehicles or require employees to use their own vehicles in the course of their work. In the case of an accident where your employee was liable, it could cover physical damage to that other person’s vehicle, medical expenses, the cost of hiring an attorney to defend your business.
Workers’ Comp. Insurance
Workers’ compensation insurance covers your employees for workplace injuries or illness. It provides them with medical and wage benefits.
This coverage is mandated by each state, with the wage and medical benefits varying from state to state. Workers compensation also protects business owners from civil suits by workers who become injured on the job.
Employment Practices Liability
Employment practices liability insurance (EPL insurance or EPLI), covers employers (PDF) against claims made by employees for:
- Discrimination (based on sex, race, age or disability, for example)
- Wrongful termination
- Failure to promote and other employment-related issues
Environmental Liability insurance
Environmental Liability insurance is liability insurance specifically designed to protect environmental liabilities. This is a specialized form of general, commercial liability insurance that provides financial protection against litigation and clean-up costs resulting from claims of injury or damage caused by pollution, contamination or hazardous waste disposals.
Property Insurance covers unexpected damage or loss to property. The policy can be purchased to cover both structures and contents, which are separate policies in many cases. Property Insurance covers physical structures, not land. Medical facilities and aged care facilities need property insurance to cover the real property and all fixed items such as furniture, medical equipment, art works and tapestries.
Crime Insurance covers the insured party a reimbursement if their property is damaged due to a crime. Crime Insurance usually has a huge range of options and comes in different forms. It can be either a rider that can be attached to the existing insurance policy, or it is available as a completely separate product.
Auto insurance is a type of liability insurance coverage, usually mandated by law, for all mechanically propelled vehicles. It provides protection against losses resulting from traffic accidents and against liability that could also arise therefrom. A medical or aged care facility would typically have auto insurance on their fleet of vehicles as well as for any vehicles transporting patients to and from the facility.
Fully/Partially Funded insurance
Partially Funded insurance gives facilities the opportunity to pay a set premium for, and then in turn is partially covered for specific risks.
Fully Funded Insurance allows facilities to pay premiums to have coverage against all risks. In return, if they are unfortunate enough to incur any of the covered loss or injury, they are reimbursed their insurance policy amount.
Excess and umbrella coverage
Excess coverage provides an additional layer of protection over and above what an underlying policy provides. It applies to a single policy only.
An umbrella policy on the other hand, provides additional liability coverage over and above what is provided by a number of underlying policies.
require special insurance coverage
Insurance is a must, particularly liability insurance for anyone running a Dialysis Center. While being lucrative, it can also be a very tough and expensive proposition for someone who is not used to the medical field. Even though there are many Dialysis Centers in existence, they all need to compete and fight for patients and revenues and new technologies. A well-run Dialysis Center needs to have qualified staff on hand at all times, efficient equipment, necessary supplies readily available, up-to-date furnishings, and a great reputation in the community.
It is essential to their success that patients can be provided with the proper level of care. Staff must be well qualified and have the necessary skills for their positions.
One of the most important aspects of running a Dialysis Center is being able to communicate with potential clients. Other issues they must take care of include staffing, facility design, equipment, supplies, training, marketing materials, equipment maintenance programs and education programs.
Dialysis Centers require special insurance for dialysis patients in order to be covered by their insurance provider. Most Dialysis Centers in the United States are licensed in order to provide in-network insurance for dialysis patients. Some providers do require that their patients receive care at facilities that are licensed for this purpose.
There are different types of insurance which dialysis centers require. One of the most common types is employee health insurance through the company. Malpractice can be a major issue for dialysis providers. They should always carry malpractice insurance because any mistakes that may be made could lead to major liability issues.