If you have never experienced a water damage claim in your practice office, consider yourself lucky. Water damage claims are the most frequent and costly claims you may experience. There are many causes for this type of damage, from leaking pipes to water from another practice suite, and refrigerators or other appliances malfunctioning.
A Business Owner Policy provides you with protections for this type of loss. An insurance company may replace your carpeting, furniture, and other business personal property damaged. A remediation company may come to your location and try to remove water and repair damaged items. Your policy will provide business interruption coverage so that if you have to close or move out of your office these expenses can be covered.
What an insurance policy will not pay for are the hidden costs that involve mostly your time and the time of your employees which occur because of this type of loss:
Not being able to treat or see your patients
Rescheduling of your patients
Loss of patients to another physician
Time to replace damaged items or equipment
Time to speak to the insurance company adjusters and schedule estimators to determine the damages
Interruptions when damages are repaired
CAP is working with its insurance carriers to help members prevent water damage to their practices. Stay tuned for more information in the future. If you would like to inquire about getting a policy to protect your practice, please call CAP Physicians Insurance Agency at 213-619-0081 to learn more and get a quote.