Microbladers must have the skilled, steady hands to use a small tool affixed with an assortment of tiny needles with incredible artistry to shape client’s eyebrows in a way that helps them look and feel their best. The business of microblading is exploding in America, as clients view the prolonged effects of perfectly-shaped eyebrows more than worth the slight pain that can come with a session. However, these inherent qualities can also be what present the most risk to professionals practiced in providing this specialized service and what makes insurance for microblading a necessary tool in your business toolkit.
NACAMS does not currently sell Microblading insurance and has partnered with industry leader Elite Beauty Society to provide you with this coverage.
Highlighting NACAMS + Elite Beauty Society Microblading Insurance Offering
- Single Annual Rate: never pay a membership fee, our rates are simplified with one, flat annual rate.
- Hundreds of Covered Modalities: 350+ (and counting) beauty, health, and wellness modalities covered all under one policy. Employ the right blend of beauty services for your client while still enjoying full coverage.
- Instant Proof of Insurance: complete the online application and get same-day coverage with instant proof of insurance after you check out.
- Additional Safeguards for You and Your Business: stolen equipment, rental property damage, identity fraud - all of these incidents would be provided for under our expanded coverage for microblading insurance.
- Provide Services Anywhere in the U.S. with Ease of Portability: go where the work takes you - whether that is at the mall, a national chain salon, or a private event, within all 50 U.S. states your insurance coverage is valid through our program. Portability also follows you if you change jobs and no matter how much or how little you work.
- Benefits to Infinity (and beyond): right out of the gate members receive access to our full benefits program which includes a free website, business resources, pro product and services discounts, and so much more.
All Elite Beauty Society members receive the same benefits NACAMS members do
Passionate Service Requires Sound Protection
Even when beauty professionals have years of experience with hundreds of client sessions under their belts, the truth is, microblading presents a lot of risks. At NACAMS, we are proud to be recognized as an advocate for advancing the health and wellness fields. Through many different modalities, our members provide the expert care their clients entrust them to, to bring about some form of benefit. Whether that’s looking their best or soothing long-standing pain, our policies are designed to offer great insurance coverage so that our members get to focus their attention on their clients, not the uncertainty of whether they will be able to cover a future event.
Rates for Microblading Professionals
Microblading coverage is included as an ancillary coverage option in Elite Beauty SocietyElit professional insurance policies. A full year of coverage for this popular service can be added for only $499 to either of our popular professional coverage options. Rates for one and two year plans start at:
NACAMS Professional Policy for Esthetcians
Professional Liability Insurance for Estheticians
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Protect Yourself Against Claims: Liability Insurance
When you add in the fact that estheticians are often working with potentially dangerous products and tools, the risk of a client suffering some kind of harm seems to go up. For example, if a client has booked an appointment with you for a brow wax, but the heat on your wax somehow got turned up too high, you might end up burning that client during the session. Remember: Even the most careful and professional esthetician is not immune to accidents or equipment malfunctions now and again.
In the above example, if the client who was burned during the brow wax decided to sue you for the damages she suffered, then you would want liability insurance on your side. If you did not possess insurance, then you would have to bear the financial burden of the legal process and possible settlement cost.
With esthetician liability insurance, however, the high cost associated with claims does not come out of your own pocket. An esthetician policy is designed specifically to provide the necessary financial support and coverage in incidents such as the one described above.
Many different services may fall within the skill set of a successful professional esthetician. These services might include everything from waxing and soothing facials to chemical peels and microdermabrasion. In this industry, where you work so closely and physically with each client, it is important to have solid esthetician liability insurance on your side. Securing insurance means you will have malpractice liability coverage, which is essential when involved with risk.
Accident Lawsuit Coverage: General Liability Insurance
In fact, a primary form of insurance that an Esthetician policy includes is general liability insurance. This type of insurance, also known as “slip and fall” insurance, is the kind that almost every business wants and needs. If someone slips on a small spill and suffers an injury, for instance, a lawsuit can happen. This type of accident can happen anytime, anywhere, and any business that allows a customer on the property is a candidate for such a claim.
Protect Your Items and Equipment
Sometimes things happen that are out of your control. Items get stolen, a client has an allergic reaction to a product, or your professional equipment is damaged. This is why NACAMS includes Product Coverage, Rental Damage Insurance, and Stolen Equipment Insurance with our General and Professional Liability Coverage. These can help you out in case one of these unexpected occurrences happen.
NACAMS Microblading Professional Insurance Policy
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Add Microblading Coverage to Your Elite Beauty Society Professional Liability Policy
IF YOU'VE BEEN INSURED WITH EBS FOR 6 MONTHS, OR LONGER, (ON YOUR CURRENT POLICY) YOU CAN ADD MICROBLADING COVERAGE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE! THIS ADDITIONAL COVERAGE COMES WITH ALL THE SAME BENEFITS OF THE STANDARD POLICY.
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IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN INSURED WITH EBS, YOU CAN PURCHASE COMPLETE COVERAGE AND ADD MICROBLADING, AT THE LOWEST RATE IN THE INDUSTRY! NACAMS BASE POLICY MUST BE PURCHASED AS WELL.
What Services are Covered
NACAMS was founded for the furtherance of the careers of all of those serving the health, beauty, and wellness profession. Through our professional liability insurance program, we help protect those professionals so that they are able to bring their best work to an industry that is near and dear to our hearts.That’s why we never charge extra fees for additional modalities like a lot of other health and wellness insurance programs out there. In fact, our professional policies apply to more than 350 health and wellness modalities. Just for cosmetologists and estheticians we have many different covered services provided. We want our professionals to be free to apply whatever suite of services is most beneficial to the client rather than having to worry about whether a specific service is covered or not. Note that our coverage can only extend to the services that you are properly educated and licensed for and/or those services that your locale allows you to legally provide.
Microblading and Skincare Services Covered by NACAMS
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Understanding Microblading Insurance Policy Limits
Microblading professionals know sessions can become intricate and up-close-and-personal with clients wanting the perfect look post-session. Policy limits for professional coverage has to be robust enough to cover these professionals in the event of a claim against them but should never be more than what’s needed. Our professional policies include smart limits like:
- General Liability: $2 million for each claim and $3 million in total per year (individual annual aggregate)
- Professional Liability: $2 million for each claim and $3 million in total per year (individual annual aggregate)
- Product Liability: $2 million total
- Rental Damage Protection: Up to $100,000
- Identity Protection: Up to $25,000
- Stolen Equipment: Up to $1,000 with a $250 deductible
Limits are designed in order to be able to cover our members when an unfortunate event gives rise to a claim. Whether that’s in the form of us covering a member’s legal defense fees from a disgruntled client’s alleged claims or by providing identity recovery services in the event of fraud, we provide all-encompassing coverage designed after years of actually living, working, and breathing the industry of beauty and health.
The Necessity of Insurance for Microblading
Microblading professionals have one of the toughest jobs in all of the beauty business. The skills needed level true artistry within the profession. But because of the nature of the work, liability unfortunately exists in what can be greater proportions compared to other services. Let’s run down each of our microblading insurance coverage provisions to get a feel for how each provides a pillar of service that holds up a truly comprehensive insurance program for professionals.
General Liability: a liability is something the law says you have to pay for. For a General Liability, you can be held responsible for having to pay for someone else’s damages that were inflicted after they entered the space in which you operate. General liability insurance will often be referred to as “slip and fall insurance” as these types of claims have become all-too-common for business owners. Whether fabricated or not, claims can be costly. To combat this type of liability, our policies come with a solid limit of $2 million for each claim and $3 million in total claims for an individual member each year.
Professional Liability: aka “malpractice insurance”, for a professional liability claim, someone you provided services to would be alleging that those services you provided caused them to suffer some form of harm and they wish you to help them recover their losses in some fashion. Some may sue you for damages, others may simply demand you cover their medical payments for what they are alleging is malpractice on your part. Our professional liability limits have the same $2 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate as our general liability. Imagine having to pay all of the costs of a claim out of your own pocket if you didn’t have insurance!
Product Liability: liability as it relates to products covers incidents where a client has some kind of injurious reaction to a product used during a session. A real-life case of a client going into analhyphatic shock after a seaweed wrap resulted in a lawsuit costing thousands of dollars. Microblading insurance members enjoy $2 million worth of coverage for claims relating to product liability.
When we start talking in the millions of dollars in coverage it can seem impressive. You may wonder why you would need to include any additional protection with that level of core coverage. While the majority of the claims we encounter do indeed fall within these three coverage areas, we take it to another level with safeguards designed with the real world in mind. Additional protection like stolen equipment coverage, rental damage protection, and an identity protection plan add to the total package that we bring to professionals in the field of microblading.
A Look at Occurrence Form versus Claims-Made
If you have been browsing around for microblading insurance, you probably have heard mention of a policy being “claims-made”. What this means to you is that after your policy expires, any claims that come up are not covered. The only exception to this would be if you have purchased a special extension known in the insurance industry as a “tail”. Claims-made policies can be tricky in health and wellness when a client might take weeks or even months to file a claim for injuries. If they file a claim against you after your policy has expired with a claims-made policy, you’ll more than likely be faced with having to come up with the expenses yourself.
The other side of claims-made is occurrence form coverage. We choose to provide this type of insurance policy because it provides coverage for events that occurred while a policy was indeed still in effect - during a time that the claim would have rightful coverage. Just because the policy expires we don’t believe that a claim that would have been rightfully covered should suddenly be denied. When a claim is filed after a policy has expired it will absolutely still be afforded coverage as long as the event occurred during the time the policy was still active.
Microblading Insurance FAQs
What is microblading insurance used for?
Microblading insurance from NACAMS partner Elite Beauty Society includes general liability (“slip and fall”), professional liability (“malpractice”), and product liability coverage. Any insurance program will provide compensation when a loss event occurs that falls under the provisions of the policy. Elite Beauty Society policies come with strong coverage limits to ensure our members against these losses. Professional liability coverage provides insurance for a claim that an action you performed within a particular service caused some form of harm. General liability coverage insures against loss from third-party injury or property damage. Product liability covers events where a product used in the session causes an adverse reaction like an allergy. In addition to these pivotal coverages, Elite Beauty Society provides NACAMS members with additional protections built for the real world. These include such safeguards as rental damage coverage, stolen equipment coverage, an identity protection plan, and more.
How much does microblading insurance cost?
Our professional rate is as low as $159, depending on the options selected. Elite Beauty Society also includes a discount when a two-year term is selected, like NACAMS. Students can also purchase the same professional policies tailored to their in-school experience for just $25 for 12 months of coverage. Microblading coverage can be added to professional policies for $349 for one year or $499 for new members. As an added option, if insurance is not desired, individuals can elect a benefits-only plan which includes our entire suite of member benefits for a low annual rate. Sign up today!
Why do beauty professionals need microblading insurance?
Any activity that is hands-on with clients creates more opportunities for claims asserting some form of damage occurred as a result. Microblading only increases this risk by employing an extremely sharp tool that’s used around sensitive areas of the face. General liability insurance covers events like a client tripping and hurting themselves entering your premises. This sounds mundane, but “slip and fall” cases account for thousands of claims against businesses each year. Professional liability insurance provides coverage for claims against your service itself i.e. malpractice. Perhaps you pushed the microblading tool a tad too hard and accidentally hurt your client. Whatever the reason, and even if the claim is entirely without merit, claims like these can spell financial ruin for a beauty professional that doesn’t hold the protection of a comprehensive microblading insurance policy.
I only rent a booth at a salon, do I need microblading insurance?
Absolutely. As a contractor, you are seen as a separate entity from the salon and therefore have your own liabilities. The salon owner’s insurance may provide limited coverage in some cases but the only surety of protection is to hold your own microblading insurance policy.
I work for a salon chain, why do I need microblading insurance?
Even when you are an employee for a salon, you can still be held liable when a loss event occurs. Many cases exist where former clients go after both the salon and the individual professional to seek restitution. NACAMS and Elite Beauty Society dedicated to the betterment of health and wellness in all people so offer our policies to the benefit of the teachers, educators, and providers that are the professionals in the beauty industry. Our policies afford these professionals with a cost-effective means to protect themselves and their careers from an unforeseen event that without insurance coverage could cripple a business and deteriorate personal finances.
What are the microblading insurance coverage limits?
Elite Beauty Insurance insurance for microblading provides the perfect blend of coverage and additional protections to give our members the best all-around coverage available. Limits include:
- General and professional liability insurance comes with a stout $3 million individual annual aggregate and $2 million per occurrence limit.
- Product liability coverage affords members up to $2 million.
- Rental damage includes $100,000 worth of coverage.
- Stolen equipment provides a $1,000 benefit with a $250 deductible.
- Identity protection plan to cover the costs of recovering from identity fraud, up to $25,000.
What benefits does NACAMS provide with microblading insurance?
We know our professionals work hard to protect their bottom line. It’s hard to always juggle cost-benefit so we create value for our members by choosing to provide a great suite of coverage and additional protection, in addition to, a myriad of member benefits. The Elite Beauty Society benefits program is designed to enhance the value of your microblading insurance policy. Business support like a free professional website is included to help you start landing more online traffic. We’ve also partnered with some of the very best names in the industry to offer exclusive members-only discounts and early access to products, accessories, and events.
Can I practice microblading without a license?
Most states require microblading professionals to meet certain licensing and training requirements in order to perform this specialization on clients. The best bet is to always check your state board’s website for details concerning your particular locale. Requirements often change so be sure to stay up-to-date with your state.
Does NACAMS offer a microblading student liability policy?
Students can purchase a liability policy with the same robust coverage as our professional policies. For just $25, students receive a full year of coverage. For those students interested in microblading, this specialization can be added to their policy once they have completed their training and apply for an Insurance Plus professional policy. Easily overlooked, insurance for students is vital. During clinics, outreach events, and other training, students will be practicing techniques on and around others. An event that couldn’t possibly be planned for can occur that, without comprehensive insurance, can spell ruin for a student’s career before it even gets started.
Why does the Elite Beauty Society microblading insurance include a free website?
The vast majority of today’s consumers are checking for services like yours online before they ever make a purchasing decision. An online presence helps you stand out and gives you a chance to showcase unique experience, training, or skills. By posting industry-specific information, you’ll help drive traffic to your site and can focus on converting visitors into new clients for your beauty business.
What kind of insurance does a microblading professional need?
Microblading professionals use extreme skill and steady hands to apply long-lasting treatments. A solid insurance program will include generous coverage limits for general, professional, and product liability claims. As well, additional protections like stolen equipment and rental damage coverage should be included to provide well-rounded risk mitigation. Value is added to the policy through member benefits programs which should be curated for the greatest possible benefit to members. At NACAMS and Elite Beauty Society we include all of these provisions, at incredible rates, with exceptional customer service from real-life insurance agents.
Is my Elite Beauty Society microblading insurance policy portable?
Yes, a great benefit to our microblading insurance programs lies in full-portability through all 50 U.S. states.
Do I need a license to purchase insurance for microblading?
Yes, Elite Beauty Society requires that you have all the requisite certifications and licensure required by your locale in order to purchase an effective insurance policy. Always check your state board’s website for the most up-to-date information concerning the requirements of your chosen modality.
How long does it take to get a policy?
The entire Elite Beauty Society application process generally takes only minutes to complete and then provides instant coverage and proof of insurance.
What are some claims microblading professionals have faced?
Claims come in many forms, making any business endeavor have a certain degree of risk. Microblading increases this risk because it is hands-on and involves using a sharp instrument on the face. Loss-events only limited by your imagination and can include those like:
- A client rolls off your treatment chair and holds you liable for their injuries.
- A client has a terrible allergic reaction to a product you use during treatment and demands you pay their doctor bills.
- You are locking up for the night when a robbery-by-force takes all of your tools.
- A client overflows the toilet in the space you are renting and the wood floors are ruined. The property owner holds you liable.
Be Informed, Talk Over Your Options with an Agent
We are really glad you are considering choosing microblading insurance through us. Our savvy agents are available during business hours talk over all your coverage options. Call 800-964-0158 or complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.
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