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Life coach insurance may include different policies, depending on what your business needs. Here are three core policies we recommend for business insurance coverage:
Commercial general liability (GL) insurance for life coaches can cover the costs of a variety of risks such as third-party accidents, property damage, and bodily injury.
Without general liability insurance, your business may be responsible for covering the costs associated with these incidents. With the average small business claim for property damage being $30,000, you’ll likely want to err on the side of caution and get general liability insurance.
What does this type of insurance look like in a real-world setting? Let’s say a client visits a life coach office for a consultation. As they are leaving, they trip and fall on the stairs, injuring their wrist. The client must be taken to the hospital and take time off their job to recover.
A general liability insurance policy could cover associated costs with the client’s medical expenses, potentially including lost wages. Without this type of insurance, the life coach would be subject to pay out-of-pocket for these costs.
So what could general liability insurance cover?
General liability insurance typically does not cover:
As a life coach, you likely work with a variety of people who are experiencing different life events. Emotions can run high, and your business needs protection. That’s where professional liability insurance saves the day.
For example, let’s say a life coach was working with a client who had a high-pressure corporate job and was experiencing a great deal of stress and anxiety. After several coaching sessions, the life coach suggested that a major lifestyle change may be necessary to reduce the client’s stress level. The client quit their job, sold their house, and moved across the country, despite the life coach’s recommendation to proceed with more caution. A few months later, the client decided they still weren’t happy, so they sued the life coach for giving them bad advice.
What’s a life coach to do in this scenario? Luckily, if they have professional liability insurance, any associated costs, including a settlement, typically are covered. This coverage is highly recommended for life coaches, since these situations can — and do — happen.
Professional liability insurance usually covers:
Professional liability insurance typically does not cover:
In the majority of states, if you have employees (even if they’re temporary or part-time), you’re required to carry workers compensation insurance. Also referred to as workers comp, this insurance protects your business if an employee gets hurt, injured, or sick while on the job.
It may seem odd to consider workers compensation insurance for a life coach business, but you can’t be too careful! Here’s why: In 2018, work injury costs totaled $170.8 billion. Additionally, the average injury cost per worker was $1,100, and the average cost per medically consulted injury was $41,000. Those costs can be detrimental to a life coach and their business.
Workers compensation for life coaches can cover:
Understandably, life coach insurance may feel like a considerable expense, especially if you’re starting to build your business or if you need to allocate your funds elsewhere.
The truth is, what you spend on life coach insurance is a fraction of what you could end up spending if you were sued by an upset customer or have to cover the cost of an accident. Also, if insurance coverage is required in your state, you could face legal repercussions if you don’t have the proper protection.
Here are some of the average costs small business owners are at the risk of paying out-of-pocket without insurance:
Plus, believe it or not, lawsuits are a common occurrence for small businesses. Roughly 43% of small business owners surveyed report having been threatened by or involved in a civil lawsuit. It’s important to note that you don’t have to do anything wrong to be sued by a client. You could provide your services to the best of your ability, but a client can still sue you because they were unhappy in some way. If that’s the case, you’ll need to hire a lawyer to defend your business, which is an expense that, without life coach insurance, likely will come out of your bank account.
In addition to protecting yourself and your business, having proof of insurance can be crucial in reaching milestones such as:
When you buy insurance through Simply Business, we’ll provide you with a certificate of insurance (COI), so you can start providing proof of coverage.
Simply Business is an online platform that makes it easy to compare the best policy options and quotes from top insurers. We’re one of the fastest-growing online providers of small business insurance. There’s a reason why thousands of customers trust us to protect their businesses.
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We’re flexible with coverage. Your business changes, so you need an insurance policy that can keep up. We’re here to help make sure you’re protected no matter what your business needs.
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