Emergency care centers, emergency medical technicians and emergency service organizations all respond to urgent medical situations. Liability is a big concern and one that specialty commercial insurance should cover.
The following is a quick summary, focusing on related coverage.
Emergency Care Center Insurance
Emergency care facilities’ specialized insurance coverage is available for those centers that present patients with another option to the conventional hospital emergency room. Functions are much like that of a doctor’s office, aside from the fact that care is administered without scheduling an appointment. Moreover, medical care is provided even for those who have not been a patient there before.
Staff members may include doctors or nurse practitioners.
Hours of operation exceed those of a physician’s practice, with some offering 24-hour medical services, seven days a week.
Insurance coverage focuses on liability and various other exposures related to this special business class.
Emergency Medical Technicians Errors and Omissions
Quick response time to those who require medical attention prior to receiving care at a hospital is the very basis of the profession.
EMT professional liability risks may be insured under a group plan that covers the entire team, with Emergency Medical Technician trainers and coordinators also eligible for the coverage.
This type of group policy can provide coverage for other types of emergency responding units as well, including:
- Fire Departments
- First Aid Squads
- Search and Rescue teams
Emergency Services Organization Insurance
Public and privately-owned ambulance companies, fire departments, first-aid teams, rescue groups and other units trained to be the first to respond to provide care prior to being admitted to a hospital can acquire specialized insurance coverage for their protection.
Coverage may incorporate:
- Professional liability insurance
- Auto liability insurance
- Auto physical damages insurance
- Inland marine insurance
- Commercial general liability insurance
- Workers comp
- Employers’ liability insurance
Volunteers who work in the emergency services are also eligible for:
- Real and personal property coverage
- Group hospital stay coverage
- Accidental death coverage
- Dismemberment coverage
- Medical expense coverage
- Disability income coverage
For more on insurance for emergency care center or workers, contact an experienced independent agency.
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Summary: Emergency centers and emergency care providers need specialized insurance that covers the unique exposures of the industry.