Home Health Care Insurance in Maine

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Insurance for Home Health Professionals in Maine  

Home Health Aides at home provide the best care possible for their patients. If you are working independently or as part of an agency for home health you know how crucial it is for patients to be able to live comfortably in their own homes. While it is vital to provide support for other people, who provides support for you and your business?  

BizInsure makes it simple and easy for Home Health Aides in Maine to find insurance that will safeguard their small business. Insurance for Home Health Agencies can be found no matter where you are located in Maine it doesn’t matter if it’s Portland or Lewiston or Bangor.

Why should you become a Home Health Aide in Maine?

Maine is the home of a variety of jobs for Home Health Aides.

If you’re interested in working in the field of health care, this is an excellent way to get into the field and make a positive impact on patients across the Buckeye State.

According to 2022 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Maine has over 16,000 home care aides and personal aides. In the next few years, this number will likely increase. The number of home health aides in the country will increase by 25% between 2021 and 2030. This is faster than the average growth rate for all occupations of 8%.

Maine home health aides and personal caregivers earn an average salary of $31,730 annually or $15.26 an hour. Home health aides in Maine may make more or less in larger cities than in rural areas or smaller metropolitan areas. The average annual salary for home health and personal assistance aides in Dover-Durham is $33,500, and in Lewiston is $29,750.

Why do home health care providers in Maine need insurance?

Home health aides can assist the elderly, disabled or chronically ill. Patients are able to live in safety and comfort in their own homes by the services that you provide. However, this could expose you to expensive liability claims or lawsuits.  

Accidents happen and, if you’re liable, you may need to pay a victim or their family. Claims and lawsuits can be expensive. They can cause financial issues and even lead to the end of your career.  

Home care insurance can help Maine Home Health Aides and organizations protect their finances.  

Did you know?

General Liability insurance protects against both unsubstantiated and actual claims by third parties.

Home Healthcare Business Insurance in Maine  

Home health care workers and other health professionals typically look at various kinds of insurance for their small business to safeguard them while they perform their duties.  

General Liability insurance  

General Liability insurance helps protect small businesses against customer claims of injury and property damage. Your policy covers legal expenses and the cost of fixing the situation (up to the policy limits). These protections apply to claims that do and don’t have merit. General Liability insurance is also known as Commercial General Liability (CGL) or “slip and fall” coverage. 

What is typically covered?

General Liability insurance protects against the cost of lawsuits and claims as a the result of:  

  • Third-party bodily injury  
  • Third-party property damage 

A claim doesn’t have to be factual for your General Liability policy to protect you. General Liability policies offer Home Health Agencies and Aides more security when they care for their patients.  

What is not included?  

The following situations are not covered under the General Liability insurance policy  

  • Compensation claims for workers and personal workplace injuries  
  • Your property that is damaged  
  • Intentional damage to property of third parties  
  • Mistakes or errors in your work  

You may not be covered for certain situations. You will find the complete coverage details in your policy documents.  

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional Liability insurance protects you against any mistakes or omissions of your work that could result in financial losses for your customer. It protects you from claims of professional negligence by third parties. Both meritless and true claims are protected by a contract. Professional Liability insurance can also be called Errors and Obmissions (E&O) insurance 

What is typically covered 

Professional Liability insurance pays for legal expenses that may result from:  

  • Errors, mistakes or omissions in your professional services or advice 
  • Allegations of negligence 
  • Undelivered services or missed deadlines 
  • Breaches of contract 

These types of liability claims are usually brought by clients who assert that your work caused them financial loss. Even if the claim against you is baseless, Professional Liability insurance policies are designed to provide coverage.  

What isn’t typically included?

The types of events that aren’t included in Professional Liability insurance include:  

  • Third-party bodily injury 
  • Damage to a third party’s property 
  • Personal workplace injuries or workers’ comp claims 

For more details on Professional Liability coverage, please look up the policy document.  

Miscellaneous Medical Liability Insurance Package for Home Care Providers  

Home care agencies and Home Health Aides often require multiple types of insurance to cover various risks. BizInsure offers a Miscellaneous Medical Liability Package that combines common coverages that home health care businesses often consider. It includes General Liability as well as Professional Liability insurance. Cyber Liability is also included to safeguard your business from data breaches, malware attacks and other risks.  

Who needs home health care insurance in Maine?

There are many health professionals who may require home-care insurance in Maine:  

Home Health Aides – Subcontractors, independent contractors and sole proprietors may need insurance to protect them and their clients.  

Home Health Care Agents – Protect your employees and business with insurance for your home healthcare provider.  

Other Healthcare ProfessionalsThere are a variety of healthcare professionals who could benefit from insurance for business such as nurses, physical therapists and carers.  

BizInsure provides affordable liability coverage for home health care aides and agencies. Start a quote to compare policies in minutes!  

How much does Home Health Aide insurance cost in Maine?

Costs for home care insurance in Maine can vary based on a variety of reasons. Since every home health care provider is different, the insurance premiums you pay will differ from business to business. These are some of the variables that you can use to calculate your business insurance costs:  

  • Qualifications and education Do you hold the correct licenses to work as an healthcare professional in Maine?  
  • The town, city in which you work – Home care providers located in cities, like Dayton or Columbus, will likely be more expensive than those located in less populated areas.  
  • Your claim history – An accumulation of past claims could lead to more expensive premiums in the near future.  
  • The level of coverage you need – The higher the premium typically mean greater coverage. Some clients may demand that you maintain minimum coverage.  

How much does business insurance cost? Comparing quotes from more than one insurance company will help you determine the right insurance for your business.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the potential risks for home healthcare providers in Maine?

Home health providers in Maine offer excellent care to their patients. There are particular risks that come when working close to other people at home. Insurance can mitigate many of your most frequent risks.  

General liability insurance – A patient falls and slips and calls for the use of an emergency room. Inadvertently you fall and break a vase inside the patient’s house. These are two possible claim examples that you might come across as a home health aide which General Liability insurance can help with.  

Professional Liability insurance – The quality of your knowledge and skill are crucial to the patients as well as their families. You could be the subject of an action for professional liability in the event that your treatment isn’t up-to-standard or you make a mistake.  

Cyber liability insurance – Certain sensitive patient data could be kept by home healthcare agencies. Cyber Liability insurance can be beneficial if you’re victimized by a data leak or another malicious attack.  

BizInsure assists home health care professionals and agencies obtain affordable business insurance to meet their unique requirements. 

How do I get a home healthcare license or certificate in Maine?

The state of Maine’s Division of Licensing and Certification requires that home health aides hold a home healthcare license. Getting this license requires completing the certification process outlined by the Division of Licensing & Certification (DLC) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Where can I apply for a HHA license in Maine?

Complete the appropriate application, along with all required documentation, fees, and state regulations. The application can be found at Home Health Initial & Renewal Application

As with any insurance, coverage will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording. The information contained on this guide is general only and should not be relied upon as advice. The number of quotes provided varies between products, occupations and other underwriting factors determined by the insurers. © Copyright 2023 BizInsure LLC, 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BizInsure LLC; CA DBA: Simple, Smart, BizInsure Insurance Agency LLC; NY DBA: BizInsure Services LLC; NH DBA: Simple, Smart, BizInsure Insurance Agency; PA DBA: BizInsure Services LLC. 2950 Buskirk Ave Suite 300, Walnut Creek CA 94597. License #0H81929
*This information is a general guide only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Always check with your local licensing board when getting or renewing your home health license to ensure you are meeting their current licensing requirements.
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