It is recommended that all healthcare workers have their own needlestick insurance coverage to financially protect themselves should they contract an infection due to a sharps-related injury or exposure to blood.
Despite advanced protective equipment and best practices, the risk of blood-borne infection through needle, sharp or splash remains a very real threat to all healthcare professionals. Although we can’t prevent accidents like these from happening, we can give you control of the outcome.
By trying to provide professionals with a cost-effective, easy to understand, INDIVIDUAL benefit, we can help you get your life back on track.
You may have a similar benefit through your employer, but what if you have multiple employers or you do volunteer work? Are you covered everywhere you provide services? Needlestick Insurance via Vigilance takes the guesswork out and gives you back some confidence about your future.
OSHA estimates that 5.6 million healthcare workers are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Approximately 385,000 sharps-related injuries are sustained by hospital-based healthcare workers each year; an average of 1,000 per day.
Treatment costs associated with needlestick injuries can range from $71 to $5,000. Antiviral treatment for Hep C may cost up to $95,000. Costs that are harder to quantify include the emotional cost associated with possible consequences of an exposure, costs associated with drug toxicities and lost time from work.
No. Unlike disability, workers compensation or some other insurance policies, which usually only pay you a portion of your salary, you receive the full $100,000 if you qualify under the policy.
You probably have SOME coverage through your employer, but most insurance will only cover a percentage of your salary, leaving you short of where you were prior to the injury. Our policy pays a flat benefit amount, regardless of your income.
This is a brief description of coverage provided under policy form series BI-10000P, Rider form Series BI-10005R and BI-10008R underwritten by Berkley Life and Health Insurance Company (domiciled in Iowa – California Certificate of Authority #08527) 2445 Kuser Road, Suite 201, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 and is subject to the terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the policy. Please see the policy for complete details. Coverage terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions may vary or may not be available in all states.
The insurance described in this document provides limited benefits. Limited benefit plans are insurance products with reduced benefits intended to supplement comprehensive health insurance plans. This insurance is not an alternative to comprehensive coverage. It does not provide major medical or comprehensive medical coverage and is not designed to replace major medical insurance. Further, this insurance is not minimum essential coverage as set forth under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.