Why do Nutritionists need insurance?

 

Nutrition Council Australia (NCA) members who wish to operate as Nationally Recognised Nutritionists (NRN’s) that work directly with clients within the limitations of the NCA endorsed Scope of Practice are required to have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability & Products insurance.

As a Nutritionist, you provide advice and counselling about diet, food, and nutrition. Most clients would take on your advice and achieve great results, but there is always a chance that a client may experience an unforeseen reaction to your advice or misinterpret part of your plan, which could lead to them holding you legally liable and ask you to pay damages.

For example, you may have meticulously researched an eating plan for a client but a previously undiagnosed allergy to a food type activates an allergic reaction.

Professional Indemnity insurance is intended to help protect you if something goes wrong while you’re providing professional services to your client. Such as a third party alleging that you have been negligent in performing your services or giving advice, and as a result, they have suffered injury or financial loss.1

 

Combined Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability insurance through Aon

Aon is the approved insurance broker for Nutrition Council Australia, and can provide you with insurance cover, risk advice and claims support.

The Aon Health Combined Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability insurance for Nutritionists that Aon arranges includes:

Flexible Professional Indemnity cover limits1

Unlimited retroactive date1

Run off cover1

2 hours complimentary legal advice per policy, annually1

Special offer: 15 months for 12

Get 15 months cover for the price of 12 when you take out a new Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability policy through Aon.2

Nutrition Council Australia partnership link located inside membership portal.

 

1 Subject to full terms, conditions and limits of the policy. Please review the full policy wording for more information. 2Offer available to new customers who purchase the Aon Health Combined Professional Indemnity, Public & Products Liability Policy and who do not currently have a Professional Indemnity or Public Liability policy through Aon. Aon reserves the right to cancel this offer at any time. Aon Health Combined Professional Indemnity, Public & Products Liability Insurance is arranged by Aon Risk Services Australia Limited ABN 17 000 434 720 (Aon) on behalf of the underwriter, AAI Limited trading as Vero Insurance (Vero) ABN 48 005297 807 AFSL 230859. If you purchase this insurance, Aon will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Further information can be found in our FSG click here or provided upon request. The information contained on this website is general in nature and should not be relied on as advice (personal or otherwise) because your personal needs, objectives and financial situation have not been considered. Before deciding whether a particular product is right for you, please consider your personal circumstances, as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (if applicable) and full policy terms and conditions available from Aon on request. All representations on this website in relation to the insurance products we arrange are subject to the full terms and conditions of the relevant policy.