Learn about business insurance requirements and the most common policies for nurses in Illinois.
Whether you're a registered nurse (RN), nurse practitioner (NP), or licensed practical nurse (LPN), contracts and state laws will require you to carry certain types of insurance.
If you have a commercial lease, your property manager may require you to purchase general liability insurance. Commonly purchased by nurses in Illinois, general liability insurance can protect your business from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as client property damage and injuries.
State law in Illinois requires every small business that has employees to provide workers’ compensation insurance, which covers medical bills for work injuries.
Commercial vehicles and vehicles used primarily for work must be covered by commercial auto insurance. This policy helps cover legal costs and medical bills in the event of an auto accident.
Nurses in Illinois most often buy the following types of business insurance. Which policies you need depends on the specifics of your business, such as the number of employees, ownership of a business vehicle, and the terms of any leases or contracts.
General liability insurance is the foundation of a nurse’s business protection, with coverage that extends to client injuries, client property damage, and advertising injuries. Most commercial leases require you to have this coverage.
Nurses sometimes qualify for a business owner’s policy (BOP). This package helps your business save money by bundling commercial property insurance with general liability coverage at an affordable rate.
Businesses in Illinois that hire employees are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage. If you are a sole proprietor or independent contractor, the coverage is optional. However, if you slip and break an arm in your office, or injure your back lifting a patient, you can turn to your workers’ comp policy to help pay your medical bills and lost wages.
Professional liability insurance protects against claims that your work caused harm. That could include accidentally administering the wrong medication, or a baseless claim that you mistreated a patient. This policy is sometimes referred to as medical malpractice insurance.
Business vehicles in Illinois must carry enough commercial auto insurance to meet the state's minimum requirements for auto liability insurance.
The auto insurance requirements in Illinois are:
This policy helps pay for medical bills, legal fees, and property damage when a business vehicle is involved in an accident.
Nurses handle sensitive patient information on a daily basis, which is why cyber liability insurance is so important for this profession. This policy helps cover the costs of data breach notifications, fraud monitoring services, and other necessary responses to data breaches and cyberattacks.
According to an analysis of Insureon applications, nurses in Illinois can expect to pay about the same as the national median for most policies.
For example, the median annual cost of a business owner’s policy for a nurse in the state is $500, exactly the national median rate.
Insureon’s industry-leading technology helps nurses in Illinois 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 Illinois and can answer your questions as you consider coverage.
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