The community hospice industry is growing rapidly to provide necessary services for the aging American population. More than 1.5 million Americans received hospice care in 2012, an increase of more than 20 percent in the past five years. Experts predict the need for community hospice care to continue to rise substantially into the future. The number of people receiving palliative support for life-limiting medical conditions is anticipated to continue to increase steadily into the foreseeable future. The need for community hospice insurance programs that are tailored to the unique needs of the hospice industry increases along with the number of hospice patients.
Specific Coverage for Unique Needs
Just as hospice care differs substantially from medical care provided in hospitals or other facilities, the need for community hospice insurance programs is unique to the industry. Coverage available include a range of types, such as:
- Directors & Officers
- Fleet policies
- Sexual misconduct liability
- Professional coverage
- General liability
- Excess liability
- Employment practices
Those who serve the community with end-of-life care, social services provision, and home healthcare, as well as the clients who rely on the support and care provided by hospice professionals, deserve insurance coverage that is tailored to the unique needs of the industry. Avoid the risks of working with insurance generalists for a specialized coverage need. Contact insurance professionals who are expert at understanding the field for the best community hospice insurance programs available in the industry.