Insurance for medtech businesses

Medical technology and software insurance from specialists in risk solutions for digital businesses.

A range of covers to meet your needs

Medical malpractice

Healthcare is rapidly transforming into a technology-led, digital industry. As a result, medtech businesses and healthcare providers face new risks that emerge from not just the provision of their services, but bodily injury resulting from teleadvice, an AI diagnosis error, cyber events, system outages or faulty devices. This has historically been a very difficult level of cover to obtain, however, Digital Risks have arranged this cover for a number of Europe's top medtech businesses.

Technology errors and omissions

As technology is increasingly becoming a core component in healthcare delivery, technology errors and omissions (software failures and coding problems)is another key risk that is often lacking for medtech businesses and healthcare providers. Digital Risks can arrange protection against exposure and breaches during supply, development, installation and maintenance of technology.

Product liability

We provide cover for tangible products that have been manufactured, altered, distributed or installed by medical technology businesses. This includes wearable technology and self-monitoring healthcare devices, including cover for devices failing to perform as intended and those exported anywhere in the world

Cyber liability

It is essential for digital healthcare companies to have cyber liability and privacy policy tailored to their specific needs as these types of risks vary from industry to industry. In addition to liability coverage for a data breaches our innovative insurance can extend to cover GDPR penalties and ransomware attacks. It can also cover things like restoration of data and loss of profits due to a data breach. Attacks on the healthcare industry are expected to quadruple in 2020.

Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is one of the key assets of any medtech business and that is why it is crucial to arrange a special policy to cover infringement of IP rights. Whether it is for your own copyrights and trademarks, or allegations of infringement on somebody else's. In some cases, we also extend this to cover infringement of a patent.

Fines and compliance

Any business can face fines. But if you're in medtech, greater regulation means you'll often have even more responsibilities and exposure to these kinds of penalties. That's why our cover can protect you against defence costs as well as resulting penalties which are legally insurable.

Public Liability

Public liability insurance protects you if you cause injury or property damage to a third party, either at your co-working space, at a client’s offices, or when you’re around members of the public. You may think that this isn’t relevant to you, if you’re mainly office-based, but if you spend a lot of time going to events and visiting clients, this will increase your risk exposure.

Directors and Officers

D&O covers personal liability for any mistakes or omissions allegedly made by a company’s management team. That includes any legal defence costs and awards made against them. Whether it’s a large publicly-traded company or a startup with a few employees, it covers directors for risks they may face personally for the management of the company.

Other covers to consider

Employers liability

Covers your liability to employees for bodily injury or work-related sickness.

Contents and equipment

Protects your property against theft, loss or damage.

Commercial legal protection

Covers compensation awards, professional fees and legal costs associated with a range of legal disputes.

Award-winning insurance

We're the British Insurance Awards 2018 Insurance Start-up Winner - recognised for our innovative range of covers, online customer experience and flexible subscription model, which make buying and managing insurance easy and accessible for businesses in the digital industries.

Medtech insurance FAQs

How much cover do I need?

You must have a minimum cover of £5 million for employer’s liability. Failure to have this can mean fines of £2,500 for every day that you’re not properly insured. Various factors influence the level of cover you need, including the size of your business, the type of work you do and the requirements of your clients. You may also find that your regulatory body specifies a certain level of cover, depending on the industry you operate in

Can I change my cover or add policies?

Of course. Please contact support@digitalrisks.co.uk or give us a call on 0333 772 0759 and we’ll be more than happy to adjust your policy.

What to do if I have multiple business activities?

No problem, give us a call and we’ll see what we can do.

How do I know what my policy covers?

You will receive a summary of your cover with your quote, as well as your policy documents which will be emailed to you within 24 hours of buying your policy.

How do I cancel my policy?

We know that business can be unpredictable, which is why we offer a monthly subscription, so you can change or cancel your cover at any time. Simply send an email to support@digitalrisks.co.uk providing at least 30 days’ notice and telling us the date you want the policy to end. Please bear in mind you may need to pay one final month’s premium depending on when your next payment is due.

How long is a quote valid for?

Your quote will be valid for 30 days unless stated otherwise.

Is business insurance tax deductible?

Business insurance is tax deductible and along with accountancy and legal fees, counts as allowable business expenses. Insurance is VAT exempt but subject to Insurance Premium Tax at a lower rate.

What do I do if my business type isn't on the list?

Not a problem – just send us a message or give us a call on 0333 772 0759 and we’ll let you know if we can cover your business activities.

Will I be covered straight away?

When you buy your policy, we’ll ask you when you want it to start. That can be the same day or at some point in the future. You are then covered from 00:00 on the day you choose.

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