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Long-term care professional and general liability

Liability protection for long-term care providers

Long-term care facilities face a variety of challenges: care models are evolving, the population continues to age, resources are tight, and regulations continue to increase. In this uncertain environment, having the right insurance solution is critical to help protect providers’ bottom line and reputation.

We are ready to help, bringing an expansive perspective, strong problem-solving skills, and unique coverage enhancements to address the evolving and complex exposures of the long-term care sector.

Our long-term care professional and general liability solutions from IronHealth®, a division of Ironshore, help protect long-term care facilities against legal, financial, and reputational risk arising from the services they provide.

A protective partnership

Solutions for complex risks

Our solutions are designed for not-for-profit and for-profit long-term care facilities, including independent, assisted, dementia/Alzheimer’s and skilled nursing facilities, and continuing care retirement communities.

Key coverage highlights:

  • Claims made and occurrence coverage available
  • Primary policy limits $1M/$3M, with separate limits for:
    • Professional liability
    • General liability
    • Employee benefits liability
  • Excess limits available up to $10M
  • Coverage available for:
    • Public relations
    • Evacuation
    • Resident loss of property
    • Disinfection event expense
    • Regulatory proceeding defense coverage
  • Policies include a complimentary hour of legal review of admission agreements and/or contracts with telemedicine monitoring providers by Ironshore panel counsel.
  • Flexibility with respect to coverage for sexual misconduct
  • Express coverage for employed or contracted medical director
  • Separate or shared limits available for scheduled physicians by endorsement

Value-added risk-management services:

We provide preferred risk-management services for long-term care clients. Accounts may be allocated a budget for risk-management services from an extensive menu provided by preferred vendors.

Our unique approach offers insureds and their brokers involvement in the selection of risk-management services, which range from access to highly skilled consultants who can help with policies and procedures or survey responses to software tools that can track incidents or risk indicators. We want to provide our policyholders with risk-management services that they know they need, not ones that the insurer thinks they need.

Expertise that delivers

It takes more than teamwork to provide top-tier coverage and services; it takes specialized expertise – something we’re proud to bring to every customer relationship.

Our knowledgeable underwriters understand the unique liability exposures that long-term care facilities face and have the expertise to develop creative solutions to meet your needs. And we leverage the skills of dedicated healthcare liability claims specialists to help minimize litigation and control costs.

From program design to claims response, count on us for proactive service that keeps your risk-management goals top of mind.

Better control of claims

Our healthcare liability claims management approach focuses on close partnership with customers, brokers, and defense counsel to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Through our investment in hiring and developing experienced claims staff, and a culture that promotes accountability, we are equipped to resolve claims efficiently and with each insured’s best interests in mind.

Our long-term care professional liability customers also benefit from the following support and value-added services:

  • Consultation on post-incident remediation efforts to help minimize litigation
  • Recommendations on experts to provide testimony
  • Attendance at mediations, arbitrations, and trials to provide insight on litigation strategy and appropriate case settlement values
  • Active monitoring of national healthcare publications to track liability trends, judgments, and case settlements in all 50 states

Even with the most complex losses, we know how to streamline the claims process and minimize potential liability, helping to protect your facility’s reputation and bottom line.

Get in touch

Our commercial and specialty insurance products and services are distributed through brokers and agents. If you are interested in our solutions for your business, please contact your agent or broker. If you are an agent or broker, please reach out to our team for more information.

Katie Wagner

VP, Long-term Care Product Manager, Ironshore

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