Business Insurance for Animal-Assisted Therapists

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Animal-assisted therapists face several liability risks, including accidental injury to a client. Liability insurance for therapy dogs and other services can protect your practice against costly lawsuits.

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What types of business insurance do animal-assisted therapists need?

These policies cover common risks faced by animal-assisted therapists. 

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General liability insurance

General liability covers basic animal-assisted therapy risks, such as client property damage and injury. Bundle with property insurance for savings in a business owner’s policy.

BEST FOR
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged client property
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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Business owner’s policy

A BOP bundles property insurance and general liability insurance at a discount. It's often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for animal-assisted therapists.

BEST FOR
  • Client injuries
  • Damaged business property
  • Business interruption incidents
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Workers’ compensation insurance

This policy is required in almost every state for pet-assisted therapy businesses with employees. It can cover medical bills and lost wages for work-related injuries and illnesses.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Missed wages
  • Legal costs
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Professional liability insurance

This policy can help cover legal expenses if an animal-assisted therapist is sued for work mistakes, such as a client injury from interaction with a therapy dog or horse.

BEST FOR
  • Accusations of negligence
  • Client injury from animal interactions
  • Therapy mistakes or oversights
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How much does insurance cost for therapy and counseling professionals?

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

  • Therapy and counseling services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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Why do animal-assisted therapists need insurance?

Interacting with dogs, cats, and other animals can help your clients reach their physical and emotional goals, but it also comes with risk. Whether dealing with a client lawsuit over an animal bite or another claim, pet therapy insurance can help your small practice survive costly setbacks.
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