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6 insurance policies every education consultant should consider

These insurance policies protect against the most common risks and liabilities in the education consulting industry.

Professional liability insurance

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Professional liability coverage handles claims related to mistakes, poor advice, and professional negligence, should a client decide to sue. It's also referred to as errors and omissions insurance or E&O insurance.

  • Advice that causes financial loss
  • Breach of contract
  • Errors and oversights

General liability insurance

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A general liability insurance policy defends against third-party lawsuits, such as clients tripping on a broken step at an education consulting firm and suffering an injury. It's often required for a commercial lease.

  • Client bodily injuries
  • Accidental damage to third-party property
  • Advertising injuries and copyright lawsuits

Business owner's policy

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A business owner's policy, or BOP, combines a general liability policy and commercial property insurance at a discount. Small business owners are often eligible for this bundle.

  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Client property damage
  • Business property damage

Workers' comp insurance

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Workers' compensation insurance protects education consulting companies and sole proprietors from work-related medical bills health insurance won't cover. Most states require coverage for employees.

  • Medical expenses from workplace accidents
  • Disability benefits for injured workers
  • Legal costs from work injuries

Cyber insurance

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Cyber liability insurance covers education consultants from costly cyberattacks and data breaches. It's also called cybersecurity insurance.

  • Ransomware attacks
  • Client notification costs
  • Data breach investigations

Commercial auto insurance

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Almost every state requires commercial auto insurance for vehicles owned by an education consulting business. It covers costs in the event of an accident involving your business vehicle.

  • Auto accident legal fees
  • Vandalism or other vehicle damage
  • Vehicle theft

Education consultant insurance cost

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From our customer data, here's a quick look at average education consulting insurance costs:

General liability: $29 per month
Business owner's policy: $39 per month
Workers' compensation: $41 per month

Factors that can influence your premiums include:

  • Your professional services offered
  • Number of employees
  • Value of your business property and education technology
  • Types of insurance products purchased
  • Policy limits and deductibles
  • Claims history
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Common questions about education consultant insurance

Review answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about education consultant business insurance, financial protection, and more.

Do self-employed education consultants need insurance?

Self-employed education consultants typically are not required by law to carry insurance. However, carrying insurance coverage can help you fulfill contract terms, as well as protect your business from financial risks and liabilities.

It's important to note that some states might require you to carry professional liability insurance (sometimes called errors and omissions coverage or E&O) in order to start up a consulting practice or work within certain facilities, so you should regularly check your state and local governments for all of their requirements.

Additionally, you should keep in mind your personal auto and health insurance policies more than likely won’t cover work-related incidents. Examples include a car collision involving a business-owned vehicle or an on-site work injury. This would mean you'd have to pay hefty medical bills or state penalties out of pocket for not having the right insurance coverage.

Carrying a workers’ compensation plan, even if you're a sole proprietor or limited liability company (LLC) with no employees, can financially protect you if you’re unable to work due to an on-the-job injury or illness, as well as cover your medical bills.

Do I need a consulting certification or license for my education consulting business?

Education consultants are required by most states to have a license to legally operate. You may have to apply for your business license through your city or county government, or in some cases, you may be directed to a state-level office.

What's more, you might have to obtain a special permit or industry-specific certification, depending on your state, consulting services, and the clients you work with.

Carrying a business license offers many benefits, including:

  • Tax compliance
  • Credibility
  • Financial benefits and credit

Additionally, continuing your education consultant education is a great way to showcase your expertise to prospective clients, and help set you apart from the competition.

For your education consultancy practice, you should consider earning a professional certification from the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners. This Certified Educational Planner (CEP) certificate shows your expertise and can help build trust between you and prospective schools and families.

What other types of insurance coverage do education consultants need?

There are several additional policies you should consider as part of your risk management plan against common risks and the resulting financial losses.

Other insurance for education consultants are:

  • Hired and non-owned auto (HNOA) insurance: An HNOA policy offers liability protection for sole proprietors or employees who drive their own vehicle for work, or a leased or rented vehicle.
  • Business interruption insurance: A business interruption policy covers financial losses if your business is forced to close temporarily due to a fire or extreme weather. It can often be added to a business owner's policy (BOP).
  • Commercial umbrella insurance: Umbrella insurance covers legal expenses when the limit is reached on another liability policy, such as general liability or commercial auto insurance. Sole proprietors may need this coverage to meet client requirements for higher liability limits.
  • Fidelity bonds: Should an employee commit fraud or theft under your business name, a fidelity bond would cover the legal expenses and cost of reimbursing your customer. However, your business would have to repay the insurance company for the cost of the claim.

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