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Pharmacy Insurance

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Why Pharmacy Insurance is Important

Pharmacy shop insurance is designed to protect your peace of mind by defending you and your business against unexpected mishaps – everything from damage to your premises and injuries to staff or customers, to claims made against any advice you give and prescriptions you fulfil.

It can help you to get back up and running quickly if your pharmacy premises are damaged or even destroyed by a serious incident like fire or flood ‒ and even help replace any income you lose out on while getting everything back to normal.

A packaged pharmacy insurance policy, also known as commercial combined insurance for pharmacies can also help to defend you and your finances if an employee or a customer is injured or falls ill at the pharmacy and you are held liable.

A particularly important insurance cover for pharmacies is pharmacy liability insurance. A type of professional indemnity insurance, which can be vital to defending your reputation and your finances if you are accused of a failure in your professional duties, from errors and omissions in advice to errors in the fulfilment or labelling of prescription drugs. Specifically, pharmacy liability cover can step in to fund any legal defence and cover damages awarded against you.

On top of that, the right pharmacy shop insurance should cover damage or losses, including money, for instance resulting from a break-in, or goods damaged in transit, and automatically adjust to reflect increased stock levels ‒during flu jab season for example.

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About the Pharmacy Industry

Needless to say, each pharmacy business is different – some now provide travel and other inoculations, while some deliver prescribed medicines to infirm patients. These days, most also sell toiletries and health and beauty products as well as over-the-counter medicines.

That diversity of stock, including seasonal increases for things like flu jabs and travel inoculations, as well as the professional duty of care that all pharmacists must adhere to, means all are subject to significant business risk.

That’s why it’s really important to think carefully about pharmacy insurance needs – from property cover to pharmacists liability or indemnity cover. Better still, get expert help and support from an expert like smei, who can help you to quickly assess all the risks you need to protect against, and find you the right insurance, at the right price.

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Let us help you find the pharmacy shop insurance you need to protect your business – quickly and without fuss. We will help protect your peace of mind and make buying your pharmacy insurance as easy as 1, 2, 3 ‒ so get in touch today for a quote.

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Frequently asked questions

Different types of charity shops have varying needs of protection. For example, your charity shop may sell everything from clothing and books, to electrical items such as televisions and sound systems, or you may need cover for fundraising events and activities. The policies that you include in your charity's insurance package may be influenced by a number of factors, including the size and nature of your charity, and the work it carries out. Why not speak to one of our advisers and let them know your requirements, and we'll look for a policy that best suits your needs.

If you have employees, by law you need employers liability insurance. This protects you if an employee becomes injured or seriously ill as a result of working for you. As you have members of the public filtering in and out of your charity shop, pubic liability insurance is essential. This cover will protect you if a shopper has an accident or stock is damaged as a result of you or your employee's negligence. For charity shops, stock insurance should be a high priority. Without your stock, you wouldn't be able to run your business. This type of cover protects you if your stock is damaged or stolen and needs replacing.

As you constantly have members of the public filtering in and out of your supermarket, pubic liability insurance is essential. This cover will protect you if a shopper has an accident or their property is damaged as a result of you or your employee's negligence. If you have employees, by law you need employers liability insurance. This protects you if an employee becomes injured or seriously ill as a result of working for you. Stock insurance should be a high priority. Without your stock, you wouldn't be able to run your business. This type of cover protects you if your stock is damaged or stolen and needs replacing. It can also be increased around key dates when you would carry goods that are more expensive than usual, like at Christmas for example.

Each supermarket has varying needs of protection. For example, your supermarket may have an onsite bakery or you may have a large amount of frozen stock that you need to insure. Speak to one of our advisers and let them know your requirements, and we'll look for a policy that best suits your needs.

The cost of your insurance policy depends entirely on your needs. Our flexible policies can be adapted to fit your requirements and your budget too. For example, multiple options may be available from our panel of insurers - each with differing features and prices. We will find you several possibilities so you can make an informed decision on which option is best for you.

Some types of insurance may be a legal requirement. Others will protect you and your supermarket in the event of a claim but are not compulsory. Not having the right insurance or inappropriate cover for your supermarket could be a false economy. For example, if you don't have public liability insurance and a customer trips over a box left on the floor you may be liable to pay costs of compensation. Therefore, it's important to consider all the risks facing your supermarket and match your insurance protection to your requirements which should provide you with peace of mind that a potential claim won't damage your business.

Some types of insurance may be a legal requirement. Others will protect you and your bike shop in the event of a claim but are not compulsory. Not having the right insurance for your bike shop could be a false economy. For example, if you don't have public liability insurance and a customer trips over equipment or boxes on the floor, you may be liable to pay compensation costs. Therefore, it makes sense to match your insurance protection to your requirements which should provide you with peace of mind that a potential claim won't damage your business.

Some types of insurance may be a legal requirement. Others will protect you and your charity shop in the event of a claim but are not compulsory. Your charity will likely be interacting with members of the public on a daily basis, which means there's a risk of your charity's activities causing injury, illness or property damage to a third party. If an unexpected situation occurs, then you could be held liable for the damage, and financially responsible for legal fees and compensation. Public liability insurance for charities could cover you in this situation.

For bike shops, stock insurance should be a high priority, especially given the value of the products you are selling. Without your stock, you wouldn't be able to run your business. This type of cover protects you if your stock is damaged or stolen and needs replacing. It can also be increased around busier seasonal periods when you may offer bikes and equipment that are more expensive or exclusive.

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