ESSA has partnered with Guild Insurance to provide ESSA members with tailored insurance solutions for each accreditation type.
Guild have also offered ESSA Student members FREE insurance should you want to work whilst studying.
Any ESSA student member, including post graduate students, covered under the ESSA Student Master Insurance Policy who is undertaking practicum will be covered as long as the student is 100% supervised (directly or indirectly) by a qualified practitioner – whether virtually, on the phone or in person. The ESSA Student Master Insurance Policy covers professional indemnity and public & products liability cover, it is not a workers compensation insurance policy, and therefore students would be required to be covered separately for workers compensation.
For more information about the Guild Students Liabilities Insurance Master Policy, click here.
For the Guild policy FAQs, click here.
Important note about supervision: To work (paid or voluntarily) and be insured by the above policy, you must be directly or indirectly supervised by a qualified supervisor.
Direct supervision requires the supervisor to be present for the full consultation, directly overseeing the service, you and the client. Indirect supervision allows for the supervisor to be onsite, aware of the service and its content and for the supervisor to be able to respond to the needs of you and client.
To understand more about professional indemnity insurance, what it covers, how much cover you need, etc. click here.
If wish to sign up for the FREE Student Insurance, please email ESSA at email@example.com.