insurance for host homes
Westwood will work with agents to ensure your Host home clients have adequate insurance coverage for their specific needs.
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.
host homes require special insurance coverage
Host homes are a type of care home found in the USA. They are similar to foster homes, but they are specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Host homes are different from other care homes because the focus is on providing a family-like setting, rather than a clinical setting. This means that the home is typically smaller, and the caregivers are expected to provide more personal care to the residents.
The challenges of running a host home include finding qualified caregivers, managing the finances, and accommodating for the unique needs of each resident. Despite these challenges, host homes provide a much-needed alternative to institutional care. They also offer families the opportunity to provide loving care for their loved ones.
Host homes have specific requirements when it comes to insurance and licensure. In order to be a licensed host home, the home must meet the state’s requirements for size, number of residents, and type of care. The caregivers must also meet certain qualifications, such as being certified in first aid and CPR.
Host homes are at risk of being sued if a resident is injured or if something goes wrong. This is why it is important for host homes to have liability insurance . Liability insurance will help protect the home from any legal expenses that may arise.
Host homes must also carry general liability insurance . This type of insurance protects the home from any accidents or injuries that occur on the property. It can also help cover the cost of any damages that are caused to the home or its contents.
Host homes should also consider workers’ compensation insurance . This type of insurance provides coverage for employees who are injured or become ill while working. It can help pay for medical costs, lost wages, and other related expenses.