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Company insurance is intended to safeguard the financial assets of a business owner and is a vital investment for a day spa.
This article will discuss the primary insurance coverage for day spas, general liability insurance, as well as additional products that are appropriate for this industry.
Day Spa General Liability Insurance
Every firm, regardless of sector, has risks that should be insured. General liability insurance is the most frequent and comprehensive form of coverage that company owners purchase.
General liability insurance covers the following risks:
Physical harm
Damage to property
Medical expenses
Legal defence and decision
Personal and commercial harm
While general liability insurance is not legally needed for companies, operating without it is exceedingly dangerous. If your company is sued, you might face costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more). The only way to avoid this sort of catastrophe from destroying your organisation is to have an adequate general liability insurance coverage in place to assist pay for these losses.
Example 1: A client complains of unusual discomfort and splotching as a result of sun exposure after a spa skin treatment. Any medical expenditures or lawsuit should be covered by a general liability insurance.
Example 2: A client experiences chemical burns from one of the chemicals used during a hair colouring service. Medical expenditures and/or legal fees should be covered by your general liability insurance.
Example 3: A consumer has threatened to sue after complaining of severe pain and suffering during a massage treatment. General liability insurance will cover the costs of the action as well as the customer’s medical expenditures.
Of course, this is not an entire list of risks covered by a general liability insurance policy, and certain situations may result in a specific peril not being covered. To minimise coverage gaps, it’s always better to speak with your agent about the terms of your policy.
General Liability Insurance Cost
Day spas in the United States typically pay between $350 and $750 per year for $1 million in general liability insurance.
The cost of your coverage will be determined by a number of variables. Among them are your:
Employees’ number
Per-occurrence restriction
The overall aggregate limit
You may be able to get general liability insurance at a lower cost if you buy it as part of a business owner’s policy (BOP) rather than as a separate policy. A business interruption policy (BOP) is a more complete option that covers numerous types of coverage, such as business interruption and property insurance.
Other Types of Coverage Required by Day Spas
While general liability insurance is the most crucial, there are various different types of coverage to be aware of. Other forms of insurance that all day spas should have are as follows:
Insurance for professional liability
Day spas provide a range of treatments, needing competent specialists to serve consumers according to their specific requirements. Professional liability insurance, often known as Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance, is intended to protect professionals against liability claims. If a consumer does not obtain the anticipated or promised outcome, this may give rise to a covered professional responsibility claim.
Insurance for Workers’ Compensation
Your state will almost certainly require the company to have workers’ compensation insurance for each employee. It covers work-related injuries and illnesses, as well as the ensuing medical expenditures, missed pay, and any settlements.
Workers’ compensation insurance is bought separately.
Insurance for Commercial Property
In addition to the significant investments made in equipment, furniture, and tools by day spas, most facilities need large build-outs to bring them up to code. This investment is protected by a business property insurance policy in the case of a covered loss.
Commercial property insurance is often acquired in conjunction with a company owner’s coverage (BOP).
Coverage Options for Some Day Spas
In addition to the insurance listed above, your day spa may need other forms of coverage based on particular elements of your activities. Some of them may not apply to you, so be sure to ask your agent whether policies are appropriate for your company.
Insurance for Business Interruption
As part of the insurance package, many BOPs include business interruption insurance. If your company suffers a significant loss due to an incident such as a fire, business interruption insurance may assist cover lost income while you recover. It may cover fixed expenditures and extra expenses incurred when/if the firm runs in a temporary location, in addition to making up a portion of lost revenues.
Additional Security Measures for Your Company
Although investing in company insurance is simple (and necessary), it should not be your first line of defence. Yes, insurance will reimburse your company for cash losses incurred as a result of an occurrence, but it is much preferable to avoid losses altogether.
With this in mind, here are a few steps you can take to better secure your company:
Make use of legally binding contracts and other business agreements. (We provide free templates for several of the most often used legal forms.)
To safeguard your personal assets, form a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation. (To discover how to incorporate an LLC or company in your state, see our step-by-step tutorials.)
Keep your company licences up to date.
Streamline the internal procedures of your company. This will eliminate unneeded variables from routine activities and establish a secure, consistent environment in which to do business.

If your company is an LLC, you should check into LLC insurance.