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Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance for Occupational Therapists


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Occupational Therapists insurance includes both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability in one policy. 

Why do Occupational Therapists need Professional Indemnity insurance?

Helping your clients develop, recover, and improve their lives is all in a day’s work for an Occupational Therapist. You aim to allow people the opportunity to live full and happy lives, and this probably happens most of the time. But there are risks, and a client could claim that you made a pre-existing condition worse and that it’s negatively impacted their life. If this happens, you could be held liable and made to pay damages.

Occupational Therapy Indemnity insurance is designed to protect you if something goes wrong while you’re with a client, it includes cover against a wide range of risks like claims of professional negligence.2

Mandatory insurance

If you're practising, you need Professional Indemnity insurance arrangements in place that meet the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia standard.3

Why do Occupational Therapists need Public Liability insurance?

You could be in the middle of treating an injured, ill, or disabled patient through the therapeutic use of everyday activities when a member of the public enters your premises to find out about your business. Unbeknown to you or the person, there is a magazine on the floor of the waiting room, and they slip on it, breaking a shopping bag full of crystal glasses that they just bought and twisting their ankle. This person could claim that you were responsible and seek to hold you accountable.

Occupational Therapy Liability insurance provides cover for legal liabilities if a member of the public makes a claim that they were injured, or damage was caused to their property because of your business dealings or on your premises.2

Occupational Therapy insurance cover benefits

Complimentary Legal Advice
2 hours complimentary legal advice
You could save hundreds of dollars on outside legal costs with 2 hours of complimentary legal advice that’s included in this policy.2
Public and Products Liability cover
$20 million combined Public and Products Liability limit per claim and $60 million in the aggregate.2
Flexible Professional Indemnity cover limits
Choose a level of Professional Indemnity that suits you: $1 million, $2 million, $5 million, $10 million or $20 million.2
Unlimited retroactive date
You may be covered for claims relating to events that happened before you purchased cover, as long as you weren’t aware of a claim or facts or circumstances which could give rise to a claim, before you purchased the policy.2
 
Subject to eligibility criteria.
No Excess
No excess for certain claims against the Professional Indemnity or Product Liability section.2
Run-off cover
You can be subject to claims for professional wrong-doing even after you retire or sell your business. Run-off cover extends your insurance policy for up to 7 years after your business ceases, to respond to claims which arose while the business was operating.2

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Occupational Therapy insurance cover?
Professional Indemnity covers2:
 
Claims made against you and notified to the insurer during the period of insurance resulting from certain errors or omissions in the conduct of your professional services.
Legal fees, settlements and court attendance costs associated with any such claim.
 
Public and Products Liability covers legal liability for2:
 
Third party injury or property damage arising as a result of your business that occurs on any premises you work from, in most parts of the world.5
The sale or supply of a product that causes bodily injury or property damage.
How much is Occupational Therapy insurance?

We arrange insurance designed for Occupational Therapists at competitive prices. Our prices start as low as $146.30.6

Am I covered to take my clients out?

The policy will provide cover within the scope of practice of an Occupational Therapist. If the outing is directly in relation to the professional service of an Occupational Therapist then it is covered, however in the event of a car accident, this would fall under the circumstances of your car insurance and Green Slip.

What level of complimentary legal advice can I receive?

Total of 2 hours of complimentary legal advice is offered when you hold a Professional Indemnity policy arranged through Aon. You can call the Legal Helpline up to a total of 2 hours in each policy year, per policy, for general legal advice relating to your practice. Legal advice relating to your policy is not included.2

The Legal Helpline is entirely confidential, and you'll be supported by a network of lawyers who work independently of Aon. The details discussed with the Legal Helpline are confidential and will not impact the future cost of your insurance premium.

  1.  Available to customers who do not currently have a Professional Indemnity or Public Liability policy through Aon. Aon reserves the right to cancel this offer at any time.

  2. Subject to full terms, conditions and limits of the policy. Please review the full policy wording for more information.

  3. Occupational Therapy Board of Australia - Guideline on Professional Indemnity insurance (PII) Arrangements Regulation Standard.

  4. We will process your certificate of currency request instantly but, depending on your internet speed and email server, it could take a few minutes to get to your inbox.

  5. Cover is not provided in respect of activities in the United States of America or Canada and their territories.

  6. Insured being qualified/registered as required, and when applicable - member of relevant association, also takes into account eligibility/referral/underwriting questions and category of cover selected including professional indemnity limit of liability $1,000,000. Excluding optional extensions. Government charges will differ from state to state and affect the premium payable

Professional Indemnity, Product Liability and Public Liability Insurance for Occupational Therapists is arranged by Aon Risk Services Australia Limited ABN 17 000 434 720 (Aon) on behalf of the underwriter, AAI Limited trading as Vero Insurance (Vero) ABN 48 005297 807 AFSL 230859. If you purchase this insurance, Aon will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Further information can be found in our FSG click here or provided upon request.

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