Dentist Insurance

We offer dental packages that will give you something to smile about!

Your dental practice comes with a unique set of risks and exposures. From your practice’s equipment to your patients’ electronic records, the right insurance coverage can make it easier to protect the most important aspects of your practice. We will customize a dental insurance policy that will provide the kind of protection that will keep you smiling.
Advantages of Our Program:
  • Coverage applies on an “occurrence basis,” a superior coverage advantage versus “claims-made” coverage available elsewhere.
  • Unlimited Claims Reporting – It is not unusual for you to be unaware for several months or years that a professional procedure performed today caused harm or injury to a client. The occurrence policy pays for a covered professional incident that occurred during the policy period, regardless of when the claim is reported. By comparison, a claims-made policy covers only those claims reported during the policy period.
  • Cost Savings – You will not have to purchase Extended Reporting Period (ERP) charges that are generally negotiated when a claims-made policy is terminating. The ERP is an important and expensive coverage option on a claims-made form.
  • Separate limits of insurance for your corporation or partnership, independent contractors, hygienists and dental assistants is included at no additional charge.
  • No professional liability claim will be settled without your consent.
  • A new dentist credit reduces your premiums.
  • You may earn a 25% credit if you have no professional liability claims after 3 years.

How can dentist insurance protect you?

Use the yellow hot spots and explore how dentist insurance can help protect against common risks.
Dental Office

General Liability

Risk Factor

Dental practices are susceptible to many risks, such as claims due to bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and more.

Solution

General liability insurance is an absolute necessity for any dental practice. It provides broad coverage when you are deemed responsible and liable, and will also pay to defend any covered lawsuit or action, regardless of its merit. Additional limits are also available with a commercial umbrella insurance policy.

Cyber Liability Insurance

Risk Factor

The internet has spun a whole new web of liability exposures. E-commerce, social networking, cloud storage, and other technologies bring great benefits to large and small practices alike. But with these benefits also come challenges, including protection of privacy, data, and the financial information of your customers.

Solution

Cyber liability insurance protects your practice in the event of unauthorized access to electronic data or software within your network. It also provides coverage for spreading a virus, extortion, accidental release of personal identifiable information, and resultant damage caused by a lost or stolen laptop or other mobile device. This coverage is quickly becoming more and more important as you embrace technology to help run your practice.

Dental Malpractice / Professional Liability

Risk Factor

Dentists and licensed staff face a high risk of being sued by patients for such things as claiming a wrong diagnosis or treatment. All lawsuits must be defended, regardless of merit. There may also be a time when you are called for peer review, and hiring an attorney familiar with this process may be necessary.

Solution

Professional liability insurance, commonly known as dental malpractice insurance, can help with the cost of legal expenses and other damages if a lawsuit is filed making allegations regarding errors in your work. Peer review defense may or may not be covered under standard malpractice insurance, which is important to know before it’s too late.

Business Income / Business Interruption

Risk Factor

What would you do if a fire impacted the operation of your practice? Or what if a pipe leak caused a system outage or extended downtime? These and other events can destroy your ability to treat patients and bring in revenue, which can have a major long-term impact on the viability of your practice.

Solution

Business interruption insurance compensates you for lost income if your practice cannot operate as normal due to damage that is covered under your commercial property insurance policy, such as fire or water damage. This type of insurance covers the revenue your practice would have earned, based on your financial records, had the incident not occurred. The policy also covers continuing operating expenses such as rent, electricity, and ordinary payroll.

Specialized Equipment

Risk Factor

Many dental offices unknowingly underestimate the costs associated with replacing dental equipment. It’s not uncommon to find out that there is not enough coverage to replace it, and sometimes it’s already too late.

Solution

With a business owners insurance policy (BOP), most dental and general office equipment is included as business personal property and would be protected in the event of a covered loss. For specialized, high-valued equipment, a separate policy may be required. Your agent can help you to make that determination.

Workers’ Compensation

Risk Factor

If one of your employees receives an injury or becomes ill due to a work-related occurrence, you are required by law to have the proper coverage in place.

Solution

Workers’ compensation insurance protects your employees in the event that a job-related injury or sickness occurs during the course of their employment. This coverage is required by law, so be sure that your practice has it.

Employment Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI)

Risk Factor

On average, it’s estimated that three-out-of-five businesses will be sued by their employees. While there is nothing you can do to prevent someone from filing a lawsuit, you can limit the costs of defending a legal claim with proper insurance coverage.

Solution

Obtain employment practice liability insurance (EPLI) to protect your practice and its directors, officers, and employees from alleged employment-related acts such as wrongful termination, failure to promote, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

Commercial Umbrella Policy

Risk Factor

What happens when your practice faces a large liability loss that exceeds the basic limit of your standard policy?

Solution

A commercial umbrella insurance policy provides high limits of insurance, typically between $2 million and $10 million. Coverage is extended over your general liability, workers’ compensation, and business auto insurance. It provides a great safety net and helps to secure protection for your practice.

Visiting Dentists

Risk Factor

There may be times when you cover for another dentist in their office. Similarly, you may have a dentist cover for you if you’re going to be away or unable to see patients. There may be other instances where you have independent contractors such as hygienists or dental assistants working in your office.

Solution

If your policy only covers you when you’re in your office and there’s a claim against you for work you performed in someone else’s office, you may not be covered. Your insurer needs to know the locations where you work as well as who is working in your office, even when any of these circumstances are on a temporary basis.

License Defense

Risk Factor

More and more, people are reporting practices to their state licensing bureau for any number of reasons that are not related to the care you’ve provided. Defending these claims often requires representation by an attorney who has specialized knowledge in this area.

Solution

Responding to complaints against your dental license can be very costly. License defense coverage can help cover these costs. This separate coverage is necessary because this type of complaint is separate from lawsuits covered by malpractice insurance.

Customize your insurance coverage and securing your financial future today. Contact Mark Bergerson at (480) 633-6695 or mark.bergerson@arizonagroup.com.

Let’s discuss your dentist insurance.

One of our insurance advisors will reach out to you to review your information and present you with the appropriate dentist insurance solution. There’s no obligation, just good-old-fashioned advice.
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The Arizona Group offers comprehensive dentist insurance in Arizona and throughout the United States.

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