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Malpractice Insurance for Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioner’s roles and responsibilities have increased over the years, but with added responsibility comes added risk. If you’re relying on your employer’s professional liability insurance to provide you with complete coverage and protect you from a malpractice suit, you could be putting your career and financial well-being at risk.

Why You Need Your Own Professional Liability Insurance
Consider the likely gaps in your employer’s malpractice insurance that are leaving your career exposed:

  • Claims-made insurance may not cover suits filed after you have terminated your employment
  • Policy limits that may not be high enough to protect you and all your co-workers
  • Coverage that may not include lost wage reimbursement or licensing board hearing reimbursement
  • Coverage that likely doesn’t extend outside of the workplace, such as when you engage in volunteer, moonlighting or self-employed activities

Check out the Coverage Details tab to learn how a personal professional liability plan from Proliability can cover these gaps with superior coverage at an affordable rate.

Why Proliability Coverage is the Right Choice *
Proliability is proud to offer you comprehensive coverage with competitive premiums – we don’t believe you should have to skimp on coverage to make it affordable for you. Our Nurse Practitioners’ Professional Liability Insurance offers the following:

  • Inclusive Insurance: Coverage available for employed or self-employed Nurse Practitioners. Coverage available to members and non-members of a professional association.
  • Extensive Coverage: Various limit options up to $2 million per claim/$4 million aggregate per policy year
  • Occurrence Insurance: The preferred policy form for Nurse Practitioners (Learn the difference between occurrence and claims-made insurance)
  • Your Own Defense: Your own attorney to protect your best interests in a lawsuit
  • Lost Wage Reimbursement: Reimbursement for lost wages due to various activities, including trial attendance, that may be required of you in your defense
  • Court Costs Coverage: Payment of certain expenses incurred in your defense, in addition to the limits of liability
  • Licensing Issues Reimbursement: Coverage for representation in response to licensing board actions, even if a malpractice suit isn’t filed
  • Benefits for association members: Eligible for special discounts for members of the following nursing associations: AANP, AACN, ANA/SNA, AORN, AWHONN, Lamaze International, NANN, NLN, PN, STTI, VCNP

difference between occurrence-based and claims-made insurances

Claims-made coverage: Coverage trigger is based on when the actual claim is made against you and reported by you to the Insurer.

Occurrence coverage: Coverage trigger is based on when the occurrence took place rather than when the claim is made.

Here's an example to help you differentiate the coverage:

Let's say Nurse Practitioner Sam had a policy he purchased in 2010 and he treated a patient in 2011, but then he switched jobs in 2012, so his original employers’ policy was no longer in force. In 2013, the patient sues him for the treatment that occurred in 2011.

If this were an occurrence policy, Sam would be covered because the situation that brought the claim "occurred" while he was insured.

If this were a claims-made policy, Sam might not be covered because the claim was made after he terminated coverage. Coverage would depend on whether or not he continued to maintain coverage elsewhere or purchased an extended reporting period endorsement.]

Liberty International Underwriters is the marketing name for the broker-distributed specialty lines business operations of Liberty Mutual Insurance.
*This is only a summary of insurance policy provisions offered in the program. Certain coverage benefits described herein may not be available in your state at the time of policy issuance, or may be available, but with differing terms and conditions. If any conflict exists between the benefits described herein and those contained in any actual policy issued, the terms and conditions of the issued policy prevail. Coverage is only bound upon underwriting acceptance. Applying and paying for coverage is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.

Learn More about Professional Liability Insurance for Nurse Practitioners

Learn more about our malpractice insurance for Nurse Practitioners, including how much coverage you need and how to choose a deductible that's right for you.

While many employers (not all) will provide some Professional Liability coverage, chances are that coverage may have some serious gaps, including:

  • Policy limits may not be high enough to protect you and all your co-workers.
  • You may not be provided with coverage for lost wage reimbursement, licensing board hearing reimbursement and defense costs.
  • You may not be covered outside of the workplace, such as when you engage in volunteer or part-time work.
  • You may not be covered for suits filed after you have terminated your employment.

Applying is just a click away! Get a no-obligation quote and apply for binding coverage instantly by clicking on the "Apply Now" button.

If you prefer not to apply online, you may also request an application to be sent to your home. Call 1-800-503-9230 to speak to your professional liability representative today.

If you are a resident of Virginia, higher limits are available however not on-line at this time. Please contact a professional liability representative at 1-800-503-9230 for an application.

Professional Liability Insurance protects you against covered claims arising from real or alleged errors or omissions, including negligence, in the course of your professional duties. Remember, legal defense and settlement costs are paid in addition to your limits of liability.

In the event of a lawsuit, your own Professional Liability Insurance policy would:

  • Provide you with your own attorney.
  • Pay all reasonable costs incurred in the defense or investigation of a covered claim.
  • Pay you for lost wages.
  • Provide reimbursement if licensing board issues were involved.
  • Pay court costs and settlements in addition to the limits of liability.

All the plans offered by Mercer Consumer are tailored specifically for each profession to meet your unique needs.

The plan is administered by Mercer Consumer and underwritten by Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc., a member company of Liberty Mutual Group. Mercer Consumer has handled the insurance needs of individual healthcare professionals, schools, universities and associations since 1949. As a trusted name in the Professional Liability marketplace, Mercer Consumer has earned a reputation defined by superior products and quality services.

How can we help?
Please let us know of any questions or concerns you have. We want to make sure you completely understand your coverage through Mercer Consumer and how it can benefit you.

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