First of all, if you’re reading this, you probably run or help run a foster care facility of some sort.
Thank you for what you do. I know that it is a fulfilling job, but it is often a thankless job. And sometimes the thanklessness of things trumps the fulfillment. Each child you care for matters. Thank you.
Insurance Coverages for Nonprofit Residential Facilities
I’m not going to go into detail regarding these coverages. I’m simply going to provide a list of the most common recommended coverages for a residential group home. Some of these might not apply to your operations. Also, there might be other coverages that do apply to your particular situation. Always discuss your specifics with a licensed agent.
Liability Insurance Coverages
Employee Benefits Liability
Property Related Insurance Coverages
Loss of Business Income with Extra Expense
Crime Insurance Coverages
Employee Theft of Third Party Property
Theft of Money & Securities
Insurance for Those Who Do Your Work
There Are More…
This is not an exhaustive list, but these are key items that you should review with your agent.
The main thing for most businesses is to identify your unique exposures and review coverages geared to those exposures.
Do not allow a contract to determine your insurance coverage. Over time, you’ll allow gaps to form if you depend on the state or other municipal entity to determine what insurance you purchase.
A reminder: Your situation is unique. Please discuss the specifics with a professional.
If you have questions about any of these coverages, please drop a note in the comments, request more information, or find my contact info on my About page. I work with an agency licensed in most states, so perhaps I can help.
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