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Business Chiropractic Coverage for Ontario Chiropractors

As a medical professional, the chiropractic care you provide to your patients greatly benefits their health and can dramatically improve their quality of life through pain relief or even elimination. Your services are necessary and valued, so it's critically important that you have the right chiropractor insurance for your clinic or practice to ensure you can keep providing healthcare services regardless of what interruptions life tries to throw your way.   

Should you encounter a disaster like a fire or flood, lose access to your equipment, become the victim of crime or find yourself dealing with other unfortunate circumstances, your chiropractor office insurance policy will help you recover the associated expense so you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Please speak to an experienced Broker at Morison Insurance to find out more about the business insurance we can offer you for chiropractic office in Ontario.   

What is Ontario Chiropractor Insurance?

Business insurance for a chiropractic office is designed to protect you against financial loss in a situation that could threaten your livelihood. What specific types of coverage are included with chiropractor office insurance depends on what you need and want as part of your unique chiropractor office insurance package. If you don't have adequate insurance coverage in place, you could be forced to pay out of pocket for staggering costs such as settlements and medical expenses if someone slipped and hurt themselves walking into your clinic or equipment replacement expenses if your essential tools break, or legal defence costs if you are the victim of libel or slander.   

Those financial losses can be devastating and compromise your ability to keep offering chiropractic treatment. An experienced Morison Insurance Broker can help protect you from that terrible outcome by finding the best office package.   

Is Chiropractor Insurance Mandatory in Ontario?  

Like most other health care providers offering medical services, chiropractic practitioners are required by their association to have a specific type of chiropractor insurance called professional liability insurance—and typically, they will get professional liability coverage through their association. For example, the Ontario Chiropractic Association offers professional liability as a member benefit through membership with the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association.   

Like most other professions in Canada, you are not legally required to have business insurance coverage aside from professional liability. That means coverage such as Commercial General Liability, Commercial Property Coverage, Cyber Insurance Coverage and so on are not mandatory parts of an chiropractor office insurance package—but practically speaking, an chiropractor office insurance policy that covers you against paying your own funds to mitigate damage in events such as a fire at your clinic or a financially devastating ransomware attack is necessary. You might be the most careful person in the world. Still, there's simply no way to prevent every mishap that could happen on your watch—and you could be accused of something you weren't even responsible for and be forced to defend yourself in court, which can be very expensive.   

What Business Coverage Should Be Included in Ontario Chiropractor Insurance?

When it comes to chiropractor office insurance coverage outside of professional liability (which is also called Errors & Omissions Liability), what exactly you need will depend on how you choose to run your practice. Your business is unique, so there's no one-size-fits-all chiropractor office insurance solution for your chiropractic services. The reliable team of Brokers at Morison Insurance is very familiar with the ins and outs of finding the ideal chiropractor office insurance package for your specific needs. Once we learn more about your business, we can recommend the best options to ensure you are fully covered and do not have to pay for the eligible expenses outlined in your policy.   

Commercial General Liability Insurance

Commercial general liability is a cornerstone of business coverage. It protects you from paying legal defence fees, settlement costs, medical bills and other various third-party property damage, third-party bodily injury claims. For example, if you have a patient come into your clinic for a chiropractic consultation and are injured when they trip on a vacuum that was left sitting out in the lobby, they could choose to bring legal action against you to pay their medical bills and the cost of rehabilitation. Or, if you have a mobile practice and travel to a client's home to provide physical therapy, you could accidentally bump into an expensive painting and cause damage to the canvas that needs to be professionally restored. The Commercial General Liability portion of your chiropractor insurance is what will offer you reimbursement for those types of expenses up to the limits listed on your policy.  

Commercial Property Insurance Coverage

As a chiropractor, you need a physical business space to operate out of. But just like any other kind of property, your commercial business property can be just fine one day. Then, the next day, it's been seriously damaged or destroyed by a significant fire, vandalism, flooding or harsh weather patterns. Those kinds of events can be absolutely catastrophic, especially if you have to pay the damage mitigation or restoration costs by yourself because you don't have sufficient chiropractor office insurance coverage.   

Severe damage caused by fire or other potential disasters, or business equipment that is lost to theft, can have a significant impact on your ability to keep generating revenue. You need to be able to get back on your feet quickly, but you probably don't have enough funds lying around to purchase brand-new equipment or restore a fire-ravaged building. That's why it's so important to have commercial property insurance for your business space as part of your chiropractor office insurance package. Your Morison Insurance Broker will find out more about your commercial property, and recommend commercial property coverage options for your chiropractor office insurance policy that will let you sleep easily at night, knowing you're safe from unexpected financial loss due to an insured peril.   

Equipment Breakdown Insurance

Suppose your equipment is damaged in a fire or natural disaster. In that case, your commercial property coverage is the component of chiropractor office insurance that will help you recoup the costs of getting it operational again. But there are some sudden and accidental situations where commercial property coverage isn't going to be able to offer you the assistance you need. Suppose your chiropractic equipment suffers a sudden mechanical failure, for example. In that case, you'll need equipment breakdown coverage on your chiropractor office insurance policy to help you cover the cost of getting it repaired or replaced. This valuable coverage also applies to the sudden and accidental breakdown of some building systems such as air conditioning and heating, security and electronic equipment 

Commercial Cyber Liability Insurance

Nowadays, there's no way around it—computers and internet connectivity are necessary to run almost any type of business. You need to store and transmit sensitive information, such as medical records, for your office to function efficiently. But even though you probably have online security measures in place, there are criminals out there working tirelessly to figure out how to circumvent those measures and gain access to the valuable information you are storing, sending and receiving. That's why including commercial cyber insurance with your chiropractor office insurance is so critical.   

If that information is stolen from you, criminals will use it fraudulently or attempt to extort you to get a ransom payment in exchange for its safe return. That will have a significant negative impact on your business and your clients. Cyber insurance can cover expenses related to cyber breaches, ransom information, and the repair of damaged security networks.   

Business Interruption Insurance

When something happens that forces you to stop operating your business temporarily, like a fire, the cost of restoration or replacement of your physical items will be covered by the appropriate part of your chiropractor office insurance such commercial property. But the repair work or replacement of equipment is going to take a bit of time.   

During the period that you are unable to operate your chiropractic business like you typically do, you could lose a lot of revenue. You may have to let valued employees go if you can't afford to pay them in the interim. If your clinic suffers a fire, for example, business interruption coverage on your chiropractor office insurance policy will compensate you for lost income up to the limits of your policy. Hence, you're able to keep treading water while your building is being repaired or your equipment is being replaced, allowing you to get back on your feet quickly once the problem has been resolved.  

Legal Expenses Insurance

Throughout running any business, it's certainly not uncommon to encounter situations where you might not be sure what the best course of action is from a legal perspective or where you need advice on legal matters such as writing legally binding documents, employment issues and more. Suppose you add legal expenses coverage onto your chiropractor office insurance. In that case, you can get the legal advice you need at no extra cost simply by calling a hotline and speaking to a legal professional. You do not need to file an insurance claim to do this, which means it doesn't impact your insurance claims history or cost you anything in addition to the cost of the legal expenses insurance.   

Legal expenses insurance does more than just provide you with access to a legal advice hotline, though. It also makes you eligible for insurance compensation to handle the cost of representation for a legal proceeding and other costs associated with obtaining legal services for an unexpected legal matter. That includes expenses such as attorney fees, court fees, expenses for witnesses and experts, translation costs and adverse costs, whether you are the defendant or plaintiff.   

If I'm Covered by My Employer, Do I Need My Own Chiropractic Coverage in Ontario?

That depends on the details of how you operate. Suppose you are employed by a private practice clinic that has chiropractor insurance for its employees and only offers chiropractic care via the clinic. In that case, you may be covered entirely and won't need your own chiropractor insurance. But if you do work elsewhere unrelated to the clinic, you will not be covered and will need at least some basic coverage of your own. That being said, you will likely need your own professional liability insurance policy regardless of your employer's coverage.  

Is It Mandatory Get Ontario Chiropractor Insurance From a Chiropractic Association?

Not exactly. You are not obligated to get professional liability coverage through your chiropractic association, but almost all professional liability chiropractic coverage in Ontario is purchased through an association. So, when it comes to professional liability for chiropractor insurance, going through your association is almost always going to be the best, most cost-effective way to get coverage.   

That being said, some people assume that professional liability coverage from their association is all they need for chiropractor insurance. That's all you are required to have, but it's definitely not all you need when operating a chiropractor office. Depending on your scope of practice activities, it's recommended to have a chiropractor office insurance policy that includes Commercial Property and Commercial General Liability coverages. An experienced Morison Insurance Broker can help you find suitable options to round out your chiropractor insurance and ensure you are protected against anything that might come your way.   

Do I Need Commercial Insurance If I Run My Practice From My Home?

Some chiropractors prefer to forego a commercial space for their practice in favour of working out of their own homes. If you're considering this option, you may be wondering if the home insurance coverage you already have is enough to protect your business interests. It's important to understand that the property and liability coverage on your homeowner's insurance will not cover your business activities, you will need a separate business chiropractor insurance policy in addition to a separate professional liability insurance policy 

Where Can I Get a Quote for Business-Related Chiropractic Coverage in Ontario?

You can get a quote for the right chiropractor office insurance from the team of experts at Morison Insurance. As a family-owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on treating each and every one of our clients like members of our own family. You can count on us to deliver the highest customer service standards and find the best chiropractor office insurance solutions for your unique needs. Contact us via the form below for an Ontario chiropractor insurance online quote or call us today at 1-800-463-8074 to speak directly with a qualified Insurance Broker.   

 

This content is written by our Morison Insurance team. It is provided for general information only. Insurance needs differ from person to person, and this article is therefore not a substitute for professional advice about your individual insurance needs which can be obtained by speaking to one of our brokers.

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