Fitness group professional liability insurance, also called malpractice insurance, professional indemnity, or errors and omissions insurance, is vital to your business’s longevity should you, your employee(s), or your full fitness facility be named in a malpractice lawsuit.
Even if the negligence claim is untrue, the out-of-pocket costs for legal defense is expensive. CM&F provides comprehensive fitness group insurance that protects your business’s reputation and financial stability from the damages of lawsuits resulting from negligence, errors, or undelivered services. Additionally, CM&F’s customized group fitness instructor insurance also covers Legal Defense costs as well as the payment of any Court Award or Settlement.
In the interest of providing the most comprehensive coverage possible, CM&F’s malpractice insurance for group fitness instructors fluctuates with the relevant laws that dictate scope of practice. Should the scope of practice for the insured change, your policy automatically includes those changes, so you never have to worry about a gap in fitness training services covered.
All CM&F fitness group instructor insurance policies include workplace liability insurance to provide coverage for claims of bodily injury or property damage brought by patients. Additional general liability coverage is available as an add-on in the application process.
Fitness Group General Liability Coverage
General liability insurance is critical to protecting all businesses. CM&F’s general liability insurance for fitness groups provides coverage for claims of bodily injury as well as property damage that occurs in the facility where services are provided. Additional claims covered by fitness group instructor general liability insurance include false arrest, malicious prosecution, wrongful eviction, libel, slander, as well as advertising injury.
General liability insurance for fitness facilities & training gyms is available as an add on to your group professional liability insurance policy. Also, landlords & equipment lessors coverage can be added to your general liability insurance policy at no extra cost.
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Your “per occurrence,” sometimes written as “per claim,” limit refers to the total amount the insurance company will pay per incident during the policy term. Your “aggregate” limit is the total amount the insurance company will pay for multiple claims over the course of one policy term (which is often one year).
“Occurrence” or “claims made” refers to the type of policy coverage you’d be purchasing. This affects when you are able to report a claim on your policy.
What is a claims made policy?
You are only able to report a claim on a claims made policy while the policy is active. For instance, if you let your policy expire, and then six months later a former patient brings a lawsuit against you for an incident which occurred during the policy period, a claims made policy would no longer cover that claim (unless you purchased an Extended Reporting Endorsement, or “Tail Coverage”).
What is an occurrence policy?
An occurrence policy covers you indefinitely for incidents that occur within the policy period, meaning you are covered for the time period during which you had the policy even if it is no longer active. It is essentially the same as a claims made policy with a built-in Tail.
If you apply for coverage online via CM&F’s secure Insured Access Portal, you can pay for and receive proof of coverage in just MINUTES! If you have the ability to pay with a credit card, we recommend applying for coverage online. Once you submit your application, you are emailed your coverage documents in minutes – No Delay, No Headache.
Your documents are also available for access 24/7 in your personal insured access portal account. Within the portal, all clients are able to download, print, or email their documents whenever needed.
If you are unable to purchase coverage online, please contact us for a paper application. We can accept applications through the mail or via fax. Please know, this can delay the receipt of your coverage documents by a few weeks due to processing and shipping time.
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Yes, we cover self-employed healthcare professionals. If you are self-employed and employ more than just yourself, please proceed with the group application on this page. If however you do not have any employees, you may apply for individual fitness instructor liability insurance coverage – be sure to select “Self Employed” when choosing your employment status.
If you have an occurrence policy, you can simply purchase the CM&F professional liability insurance policy when the policy with your current insurance provider expires. When using our online application, you are able to select your coverage date at least 30 days in advance, so you don't have to worry about coming back to apply on the exact day.
If your current policy is a claims-made policy, it is best to discuss the transition options with a CM&F service professional. We will help to ensure there are no gaps in your liability insurance coverage.
You may add additional insured to your fitness group liability policy at anytime. This can be done during the application process, as well as throughout the lifetime of the policy.