Business Insurance for Translators

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An incorrect translation or a misstep in communication could threaten your reputation and livelihood. Safeguard your translation business with policies designed for its unique risks.

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What types of business insurance do translators need?

These policies cover common risks faced by translators and interpreters.

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Business owner’s policy

A business owner's policy, or BOP, is a cost-effective way for translators to buy general liability coverage and commercial property insurance together.

  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged customer property
  • Damaged business property
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General liability insurance

A general liability policy covers basic third-party risks, such as a client injury in your office. Bundle it with commercial property insurance for a discount in a business owner's policy.

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Customer property damage
  • Libel and other advertising injuries
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Errors and omissions insurance

E&O insurance, also called professional liability insurance, can help cover legal expenses if an interpreter is sued for an incorrect translation or other unsatisfactory work.

  • Missed deadlines
  • Translation errors
  • Accusations of negligence
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for translation businesses that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Missed wages
  • Employee injury lawsuits
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Commercial auto insurance

Commercial auto insurance covers financial losses when a translation company's vehicle is involved in an accident. It's required for vehicles registered to a business.

  • Property damage caused by your vehicle
  • Bodily injuries from an auto accident
  • Vehicle theft and vandalism
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Cyber liability insurance

This policy helps freelance interpreters and agencies survive data breaches and cyberattacks by covering customer notification expenses and other associated costs.

  • Data breach lawsuits
  • Client notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring costs
Looking for different coverage? See more policies.

Why do translators need insurance?

Even a skilled translator can experience a miscommunication, which could result in a lawsuit. Fortunately, translator insurance can cover legal expenses related to the quality of your work. It can also cover costs related to injuries, theft, fires, cyberattacks, and other incidents that might harm your small translation business.

How much does insurance cost for translators?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Translation services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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