Commercial General Liability & Errors and Omissions
We've Got You Covered.
The Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition provides it's members with comprehensive insurance coverage throughout Canada and the USA. The policy can include both Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) andCommercial General Liability (CGL). We have a great team that is available to address any of your questions and concerns.
Why choose this plan? This plan was created specifically for our working Professional Members who are Holistic Nutritionists, Health Coaches and Wellness Professionals to address the needs of their operations.
Professional Liability / Errors & Omissions Coverage Limits:
$1,000,000 limit @ $200 annual premium; or
$2,000,000 limit @ $240 annual premium; or
$3,000,000 limit @$325 annual premium; or
$5,000,000 option available - contact your E&O Provider
First Party Privacy Breach Expense Coverage ($50,000 limit)
Third Party Cyber Security & Privacy Liability ($50,000 limit);
Intellectual Property Infringement;
Patient Therapy & Counselling;
Penal Defence Reimbursement;
Unlimited Telephone Legal Advice (through DAS)
Meal Preparation included with purchase of CGL coverage.
Base coverage covers up to 15% of your business income outside of Canada (Ad-on available for an extra fee - see below).
Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions insurance provides protection for any loss sustained because of the rendering or failure to render professional services.
Student members in the working portion of their program may obtain coverage on the condition that they have a signed sponsor who is also covered by liability insurance.
Commercial General Liability (CGL) Coverage Limits:
$1,000,000 limit @ $125 annual premium; or
$2,000,000 limit @ $175 annual premium; or
$3,000,000 limit @ $230 annual premium; or
$5,000,000 limit @ $280 annual premium.
Commercial General Liability provides coverage for:
Bodily injury or property damage to a third party.
Medical Payments up to $10,000 / person.
Meal preparation included.
Commercial General Liability does not include coverage for any professional services listed for Errors & Omissions and must be purchased in conjunction with the E&O coverage.
Pre-approved Extension Coverage We are now able to offer an extension of coverage for an additional premium for the following services:
Licensed Aroma therapist (which includes the selling of non-ingestible third party products)
Yoga/Pilates/Stretching/Meditation Qualified Instructors (coverage extends to participants liability when Commercial General Liability is purchased)
International Coverage Ad-on - If you receive over 15% of your income outside of Canada you can add extra coverage to include up to 50% of your income. (Base coverage above covers up to 15% of your business income outside of Canada.)
Please indicate on the application form if you require a quote for any of the activities noted above. Should you require a more specialized coverage plan, our insurance team will work with you to get the best possible coverage at special membership rates.
Terms: The policy period is one year. The policy renews each year in July. Rates for all coverage will be prorated based on when you sign up and will renew for full pricing in July of each year thereafter.
You must be a member of Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition to be eligible for group discounted rates. Proof of membership is required.
This coverage and pricing assumes an income of $150,000 and under with no previous CGO or E&O claims. Pricing is subject to change based on different parameters.
See Frequently Asked Questions Below for more details.
Coverage for US Residents
Professional Liability Only: $246 USD Professional Liability with Premises Liability: $396 USD
Portable coverage within the 50 U.S. states
Professional Liability on a claims-made basis
Professional Liability Limits: $1,000,000 each occurrence/$3,000,000 aggregate
Optional Premises Liability
Unlimited Defense Coverage
Deposition Expense Coverage: $5,000 per deposition/ $15,000 aggregate
State Licensing Board Defense Coverage: $25,000 aggregate
See Frequently Asked Questions below for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
is it mandatory that I have liability insurance?
Liability insurance not mandatory, however, we believe that anyone in an advisory role, liability insurance is a must-have. Not only does it protect the client incase something happens to them, it protects you and your business. With this in mind, we have worked with our insurance agent to create affordable and customizable coverage that can suit your needs in any circumstance, whether you are just starting out and on a tight budget or you are a seasoned professional with many clients.
I would like to join CAIN but I am not yet working with clients. Do i have to obtain coverage?
If you are not ready to meet with clients yet, you are not required to purchase liability insurance to be a member with CAIN. We do however highly advise that if you have an active website, social media, blog, newletter etc., you should absolutely consider getting coverage right away. Just because you are not yet taking an income, in no way means you are not exposing yourself to risk if you have an online presence.
Once your liability is confirmed, we will update your status in the public registry as such.
Do I have to get my liability insurance through CAIN?
Great question! You do not have to purchase your liability insurance through CAIN however if you do not get your coverage through us, you should ensure you are properly covered and that the insurance company fully understands what a Holistic Nutritionist or Health Coach is and what services they provide. We found through our own research and negotiations, that many companies do not have a full understanding of the professions and this is important if you are going to be covered by them.
I want to work while travelling. Am i covered for this?
You may travel within the country you have purchased your liability coverage and still be covered.
You will not be covered while travelling to other countries under any plan you can find. Beware of plans whose wording claims they provide "International Coverage." This does not mean you can travel internationally. It means you can obtain coverage internationally based on your location.
There are several reasons for this:
It is illegal to work and obtain an income in a country without taking the proper legal steps.
You must be a citizen or permanent resident of that country for tax purposes to be covered by any insurance plan.
Laws vary from country to country and what you are covered for in your country, may be illegal or outside of your scope of practice in another country.