Insurance for drug and alcohol detox centers

Insurance for drug and alcohol detox centers

Westwood will work with you to ensure your drug and alcohol detox center clients have the best insurance coverage for every threat they could face.

General Liability Insurance
General Liability insurance cover medical expenses and attorney fees which result from bodily injuries and property damage that your company or organization could be legally responsible for.

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Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance, also known as errors and omissions insurance (E&O) and medical malpractice insurance, protects your business against claims of negligence, malpractice, errors, and omissions which may have occurred during the fulfillment of a professional service.

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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 insurance

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.

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HNO Insurance

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
  • Harassment
  • 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

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

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

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.

Sourcing the right  insurance for drug and alcohol detox centers is essential in today’s challenging climate


Sourcing the best insurance for drug and alcohol detox centers is essential as they face a number of challenges:

  1. Funding: Detox centers require adequate funding to run effectively, and limited government funding or insurance coverage can limit the availability of detox services.
  2. Limited availability: There is a shortage of detox facilities, making it difficult for people to access the services they need.
  3. Patient resistance: Patients who are addicted to drugs or alcohol may resist treatment, making it difficult for detox centers to provide effective care.
  4. Substance resistance: Certain drugs have become increasingly potent and difficult to detox from, requiring specialized medical attention.
  5. Relapse prevention: Detox is only the first step in addiction treatment, and patients must receive ongoing support to prevent relapse.
  6. Staffing and training: Detox centers require qualified and trained staff to provide the highest level of care, but staffing shortages can limit the ability of detox centers to meet the needs of patients.
  7. Stigma: There is still a significant amount of stigma surrounding addiction, which can make it difficult for people to seek help.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers should have the following insurance coverage to protect themselves from liability and other risks:

  1. General Liability Insurance: This coverage protects against third-party claims of bodily injury or property damage.
  2. Professional Liability Insurance: This coverage protects against claims of professional negligence or malpractice.
  3. Workers’ Compensation Insurance: This coverage provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their work.
  4. Cyber Liability Insurance: This coverage protects against the risks associated with data breaches and cyber-attacks.
  5. Business Interruption Insurance: This coverage compensates a business for lost income and extra expenses if it is temporarily unable to operate due to a covered loss.
  6. Property Insurance: This coverage protects the physical assets of the detox center, including buildings, equipment, and supplies.
  7. Automobile Insurance: This coverage protects against the risks associated with using vehicles for business purposes.

It is important for Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers to consult with an good insurance agent working with a broker like Westwood to determine their specific coverage needs and to ensure they have the right insurance in place to protect themselves and their patients.


advice for insurance agents approaching drug and alcohol detox centers

An insurance agent should approach the following individuals or organizations to sell insurance to a drug and alcohol detox center:

  1. The Center’s Owner or Manager: The owner or manager is responsible for making business decisions, including the purchase of insurance.
  2. The Center’s Risk Manager: The risk manager is responsible for identifying and managing the center’s risks and can help determine the center’s insurance needs.
  3. The Center’s Financial Manager: The financial manager is responsible for the center’s finances and can help determine the budget for insurance.
  4. The Center’s Legal Advisor: The legal advisor can help determine the center’s insurance requirements and assist with the review of insurance policies.
  5. The Center’s Medical Director: The medical director is responsible for the center’s clinical operations and can help determine the center’s insurance needs related to medical treatment and care.

It is important for the insurance agent to understand the specific insurance needs and requirements of the Drug and Alcohol Detox Center, as well as the regulations and laws that govern the operation of these facilities. The agent should also be able to provide customized insurance solutions that meet the unique needs of the center. Talk to Michael Richards for advice and support for approaching Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers.

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