Insurance for medtech businesses
Medtech insurance from Superscript
Following the rapid advances of technology in the medtech sector, there's a need for highly-tailored protection. We provide this.
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What cover do we offer medtech businesses?
Following the rapid advances in medtech, there are a number of areas that require highly-tailored protection. Below, we've summarised some of the most common covers required.
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, Superscript have arranged this cover for a number of Europe's top medtech businesses.
As technology is increasingly becoming a core component in healthcare delivery, software failures and coding problems is another key risk for medtech businesses and healthcare providers. Superscript can arrange protection against exposure and breaches during supply, development, installation and maintenance of technology.
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.
We offer a cybercrime extension that will reimburse up to £100,000 in financial losses caused by funds transfer fraud (social engineering), phone hacking, botnet attack and cryptojacking.
Intellectual property (IP) infringement
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.
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 insurance
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.
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It was very quick and easy to claim. Our account manager replied within minutes, confirmed the details and we had the money in our account within 48 hours.
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