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Professional indemnity insurance for nutritionists, PI insurance

Professional indemnity insurance for nutritionists

Why is professional indemnity insurance for nutritionists becoming more common as protection for your business?

As a nutritionist, you provide a service that comes with an expectation of a certain level of professionalism and specialist knowledge. When things go wrong you may well be held to account for any financial losses with legal action, and Nutritionists professional indemnity insurance is designed to mitigate the effects of such actions.

Hensure Business Insurance has an online solution that allows you to quote and buy your professional indemnity insurance in a matter of minutes. We can provide cover for public liability, employers liability and professional indemnity all from one simple to fill out online procedure.

What limit of indemnity does a nutritionist need for professional indemnity insurance?

The limit of indemnity you require under your policy is generally for you to decide based upon your own assessment of the exposures that you face in your business. It is worth bearing in mind that the costs involved in defending professional indemnity claims can be astronomical so this needs to be taken in to account.

Claims made basis of cover rather than claims occurring basis.

It is important to understand that professional indemnity policies are written on what is called a ‘claims made’ basis. This means that they provide cover for claims made against you during the policy period (ie after the inception or renewal date) that relate to work that you have done at any time after the retroactive date.

What is the retroactive date under a professional indemnity policy for a nutritionist?

Policies on a claim’s made basis should include a retroactive date to protect the policyholder against claims in respect of work undertaken prior to the current policy year. The retroactive date should coincide with the date you started trading or the effective date of your first nutritionist’s professional indemnity policy. It is possible to arrange a policy with retroactive date of none, which effectively provides cover in respect of all previous periods.

How much is nutritionists professional indemnity insurance going to cost?

The cost of your nutritionist’s professional indemnity cover will depend upon a few key factors including the exact nature of the work you undertake, your annual turnover, your previous experience and whether you have previously had any claims made against you.

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