As a registered dietitian (RD), you help patients manage and prevent nutrition-related diseases and deficiencies. Running a private practice, however, exposes you to huge risks. Insurance protects your business against escalating legal costs from injuries and common accidents. Some policies, such as workers' comp, are required by law.
These insurance policies cover the most common risks faced by dietitians.
A general liability insurance policy covers basic third-party risks, such as a patient who trips and suffers an injury in a dietitian's office. It's often required for commercial leases.
A BOP bundles commercial property insurance and general liability coverage under one plan. It's often the most cost-effective commercial insurance policy for a dietitian.
Most states require workers' comp for dietitian practices that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.
Professional liability insurance covers legal defense costs related to errors and oversights, such as dietary advice that worsens a medical condition. It’s sometimes called malpractice insurance.
Commercial auto insurance covers the cost of an accident involving a dietitian’s business vehicle. Each state has its own requirements for auto liability insurance coverage.
This policy helps dietitians survive data breaches and cyberattacks by paying for a response and recovery. It can be added to a BOP or general liability policy for savings.
It's easy to get dietitian or nutritionist business insurance if you have your company information on hand. Our application will ask for basic facts about your business, such as revenue and number of employees. You can buy a policy online and get a certificate of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:
Insureon's licensed insurance agents work with top-rated U.S. providers to find the right insurance coverage for dietitians and other health professionals, whether you work independently or hire employees.