Learn about business insurance requirements and the most common policies for dentists in Colorado.
Which policies are required for dentists in Colorado?
If you have a commercial lease, your property manager may require you to purchase general liability insurance. Commonly purchased by dentists in Colorado, general liability insurance can protect your dental office from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as client property damage and injuries.
State law in Colorado requires every small business with employees to provide workers’ compensation insurance, which covers medical bills for work injuries.
Any employee, regardless of whether they are full-time, part-time or seasonal, is eligible for workers’ compensation insurance if they are injured on the job. Although workers’ compensation insurance is not mandatory for a sole proprietorship, it is available for those who would want it.
Note: Insureon cannot provide quotes for professional liability insurance for dentists, also called malpractice insurance.
What are the most common policies for Colorado dentists?
General liability insurance
Business owner's policy (BOP)
A small dentist’s office might qualify for a business owner’s policy. This package helps your business save money by bundling commercial property insurance with general liability insurance at an affordable rate.
Colorado workers' compensation
If you own a dental office in Colorado that has employees, you are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage. If you are a sole proprietor, the coverage is optional. However, if you slip and break an arm in your dental office, or develop carpal tunnel syndrome after years of working on patients, you can turn to your workers’ comp policy to help pay your medical bills and lost wages.
Cyber liability insurance
What do dentists in Colorado pay for insurance?
According to an analysis of Insureon applications, the typical dentist in Colorado can expect to pay less than the national median for some types of business insurance.
For example, the median annual cost of a business owner’s policy for a dentist in Colorado is $1,087, far less than the national median of $1,455. And dentists in Colorado pay a median premium of $1,286 annually for workers’ compensation insurance, lower than the national median of $1,482.
Save time and money with Insureon
Insureon’s industry-leading technology helps dentists in Colorado save time and money shopping for insurance by comparing policies from top U.S. carriers. Start a free online application to review quotes for the policies that best fit your business. Our insurance agents are licensed in Colorado and can answer your questions as you consider coverage.
To make the application go quicker, have this information ready:
- Workforce details, such as the number and types of employees
- Current and projected revenue
- Business partnerships
- Insurance history and prior claims
- Commercial lease insurance requirements
Apply for free insurance quotes for dentists today.