Insurance for those employing carers
We offer 3 levels of cover, so you can choose the policy that best meets your needs.
For people who employ a carer or personal assistant and are looking for a policy that provides the basic legal insurance requirements.
This policy also provides cover for your legal insurance requirements with added benefits, such as redundancy cover for your carers.
This policy provides the same cover as Care Protect, whilst also providing healthcare liability cover for carers and personal assistants that carry out healthcare duties for you.
Key benefits at a glance*
The cover provided varies depending on the policy you choose. You can find out more about what’s covered and what’s not in the table below.
All cover levels include:
- Employers’ Liability to protect you if your carer makes a claim for compensation as a result of an injury or illness caused whilst carrying out support duties for you.
- Public Liability to provide cover for injury to other people or damage to their property.
- Easy to understand policy wording
- Access to handy guides and top tips for those employing PAs and Carers
Care Protect and Healthcare Protect policies also include:
- Carer Redundancy Cover
- Legal Costs & Expenses
- Additional Carer Costs
- 24-hour access to an Employment Law and Health & Safety advice line
- Access to Aquarium, Fish’s online training and management portal
*Limitations and exclusions apply, please refer to the relevant Insurance Product Information Documents (IPIDs) for more details.
Why choose this cover*
Cover for legal claims made against you or your employees by other people.
Redundancy & Notice†
Covers the costs of statutory redundancy and notice to employees if the person receiving care goes into full time residential care, or passes away and no longer needs to employ a carer.
Additional Carer Costs†
Help towards the costs you might have if you lose the services of an employee on a temporary basis and/or need to replace an employee due to summarily dismissal or dispute.
†Benefit only available with Care Protect and Healthcare Protect policies.
*Limitations and exclusions apply, please refer to the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) for more details.
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We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about our Protect range of insurance products
QWhat happens if my carer is accidentally injured while carrying out their support duties?
AOur policy will pay towards the additional costs for temporarily replacing your employee. For example, any increased salary costs for an agency carer versus your full-time employee.
QWhat if I have to make my employee redundant? Am I covered?
AOur policy covers the costs of statutory redundancy & notice to employees if Local Authority funding is reduced/withdrawn, or the person receiving care goes into full time residential care or passes away.
QWho can I contact if I am unsure about my rights and responsibilities as an employer?
AWith Fish Insurance’s Care Protect policy, you get 24/7 support from an employment law and health and safety helpline.
QMy carer is self-employed. Do I need to take out Insurance?
AAs you are not your carer’s employer, you do not need the Employers’ Liability insurance included with Fish Insurance’s Care Protect policy. However, you should check that your carer has Public Liability insurance. This ensures you can make a claim if anything was to happen. We offer Public Liability insurance as part of our Carer & Personal Assistant Insurance policy.
QDo I need Care Protect Insurance if I employ a carer?
AYes, if you employ a carer or personal assistant it is a legal requirement to have employers’ liability insurance. This is included with our Care Protect Insurance.
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