You’re on a healthy mission. Consider insurance that’s unique to your dietary supplement business.
Why your business should have insurance coverage.
Regardless of FDA requirements, you should have dietary supplement insurance to cover potential lawsuits or claims filed by clients taking your goods. Even if you are not actually “making” the product, if your brand name is on the label, U.S. courts may still consider you a manufacturer.
Who needs dietary supplement insurance?
Whether you are selling or making dietary supplements, you should consider acquiring dietary supplement insurance coverage. Dietary supplement insurance is designed to protect you and your business from any lawsuits that may arise from either the sale or distribution of dietary supplements. While some states may not require sellers and distributors to have dietary supplement insurance, it can be a risky move. Please note, we can provide $0 deductible policies if your annual sales are under $1,000,000, per Amazon’s updated requirements. Below is a list of who should consider getting covered. Anyone manufacturing or selling:
Industries who should acquire a policy.
Below are some top industries that should acquire a dietary supplement insurance policy:
What does dietary supplement insurance cover?
Commercial general liability, or CGL, is considered the most basic coverage it protects businesses from property damage, bodily injury, legal defense, medical expenses, and personal and advertising liability.
Product liability insurance covers costs a company may face from claims made for side effects, allergic reactions, injuries, and company negligence.
How much does dietary supplement insurance cost?
Southern States Insurance has access to many nutraceutical insurance providers, meaning we can offer multiple coverage and pricing options so you can choose what’s best for your company. Costs can vary for dietary supplement insurance, but minimum premiums usually start at $3,000 for most states.
Why do I need nutraceutical and dietary supplement insurance?
Starting a nutraceutical business can be complicated, and insurance is an aspect that your business cannot afford to ignore. Selling or distributing supplements can bring great benefits to the consumer, but also have the potential to cause harm. Supplements contain various ingredients that do not always benefit the consumer. Any dietary business should not risk the legal claims that may arise.
Common risks vitamin and dietary supplement businesses face.
Which ingredients does the policy cover?
Many nutraceutical insurance policies are filled with exclusions for various ingredients. But we have access to insurance carriers who can waive these exclusions for you. We can provide coverage for the following ingredients:
It is important that you provide your insurance company with product labels and ingredients lists from the beginning, especially if you need private label dietary supplement insurance. Providing all of this information upfront minimizes the potential insurance coverage surprises in the future. Anytime you need to add a product line, you should inform your agent so you can make sure that all the products are covered.