FAQ

  • What is Professional Liability Insurance?
    • Professional liability insurance is also known as Errors & Omissions Insurance. This type of coverage will cover claims alleging negligence in the rendering of, or the failure to render professional services.
  • What is General Liability Insurance?
    • General liability insurance is typically purchased by an individual or business as protection against liability claims for bodily injury (BI) and property damage (PD) arising out of premises, operations, products, and completed operations; and advertising and personal injury (PI) liability.
  • Why do I need insurance?
    • No one can plan for an accident, but you can be prepared for one. Whether you are directly or indirectly responsible, you can be pulled into a lawsuit, and the price tag for attorneys’ fees can be a hefty one. Insurance exists to defend and indemnify you from allegations of negligence.
    • Remember, frivolous lawsuits are common. There may be no merit, but a person can still file a complaint against you. Insurance is an affordable way to safeguard your personal finances.
  • Do I need to be a Yoga Alliance member to apply for coverage?
    • Yes, to obtain a quote and purchase a policy, you must be a Yoga Alliance member. If you are not a member, please visit Yoga Alliance to become a member.
  • Can I apply for a policy if I am a Yoga Alliance member living outside of the U.S.?
    • No, coverage can only be provided to individuals residing in the U.S.
  • How do I know if I qualify as an employed, self-employed part-time, or self-employed full-time yoga teacher?
    • Employed yoga teachers are individuals who provide yoga instruction and/or yoga teacher training as an employee of a studio or gym. The employed yoga teacher does not provide any volunteer or independent contracting yoga instruction.
    • Self-employed yoga teachers are individuals who contract services to a studio or gym. They may also be employed, offer private lessons, or provide volunteer services.
    • · Part-time self-employed yoga teachers teach 12 hours or less per week
    • · Full-time self-employed yoga teachers teach 12 or more hours per week
  • What is the cost for yoga teacher liability Insurance?
    • Please visit the Professional Liability page for an overview and pricing information.
    • Will the yoga teacher liability policy cover more than yoga instruction and yoga teacher training?
    • Subject to an additional premium and underwriter review, this policy can cover other fitness and wellness modalities. Coverage must be requested on the application. 
    • Please click Apply Now to download and submit an online application. Applications are non-binding/no purchase obligation.
  • Do I have to pay the policy premium in full?
    • Yes, premium must be paid in full for the policy to be effective. 
    • For policies with premiums of $1,000 or more, please contact 1-800-YOGA or email yoga-questions@alliant.com for more information.
  • Will substitute teachers be covered by my yoga teacher liability policy?
    • Yes, coverage can extend to cover a substitute teacher, but ONLY for the same services for which you are covered and ONLY if you are not teaching at the same time.
    • For Example: If a substitute teacher is instructing a class at Location A at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night and you are instructing a class at Location B at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night, the policy will only cover you.
  • Will this policy cover me if I am hurt?
    • No, this policy will not cover you if you get hurt. This policy provides third-party liability for professional liability and general liability (see definitions above) claims brought against you.
  • Will this policy cover me if I work with children?
    • Yes, this policy will cover you for work with children.
  • Do I have to list all locations where I work?
    • No, this policy is designed to follow the yoga teacher wherever services are provided. Further, it is not our usual practice to list locations on the policy.
  • Will this policy cover me outside of the U.S.?
    • Yes, this policy provides worldwide coverage, but only if the claim is made in the U.S., its territories, or Canada.
  • If I open a yoga studio, yoga school, or small yoga business, will the yoga teacher liability policy provide enough coverage?
    • No, you will need to apply for coverage through the yoga studio program. If you choose to purchase a policy through the yoga studio program, you can request cancellation of your yoga teacher liability policy as coverage for you will be provided through the new policy.
  • What is the cost for studio liability insurance (includes yoga school and small yoga businesses)?
    • Minimum premiums start at $350. For a quote, please click Apply Now to download and submit an online application. Applications are non-binding / no purchase obligation.
  • Is there a fee for Additional Insured Certificates?
    • During a policy year, you are able to list three additional insureds for free. Once listed, they remain on the policy for the full term and cannot be removed. If there are special requests, they will be subject to the underwriter and an additional premiums may apply.
  • How do I request to add an Additional Insured (certificate) after I have purchased a policy?
    • If a studio, gym, or other venue has requested to be added as an additional insured, please send an email to yoga-questions@alliant.com. Your email should contain the following:
    • Subject Line: Additional Insured Certificate Request – Your Name/Company Name as it appears on your policy documents
    • Body: Your Policy Number
    • Name of the Additional Insured as it should appear
    • Address of the Additional Insured as it should appear
    • Any special instructions or requests; if needed, please attach any documents.
  • How do I request a copy of my policy?
    • If you would like a personalized copy, please email yoga-questions@alliant.com. Your email should contain the following:
    • Subject Line: Policy Request – Your Name/Company Name as it appears on your policy documents
    • Body: Your Policy Number
    • Please send me a copy of my policy
    • Any special instructions or requests; if needed, please attach any documents.
  • Do you offer higher limit options?
    • No, the policy limits available to you are:
    • · $1,000,000 per claim / $2,000,000 aggregate
    • · $2,000,000 per claim / $4,000,000 aggregate
    • Limits can be increased midterm for an additional premium. Limits cannot be decreased midterm.
  • How do I renew my policy?
    • A policy must be renewed prior to the expiration date of your current policy. You will receive an email with information to renew. If your policy has expired, you will need to apply for a new policy; please click here to submit an application.
  • I need to reinstate my policy. What do I do?
    • Once a policy is expired or cancelled, it cannot be reinstated. To apply for a new policy, please click here to submit an application.
  • How do I update my contact information (name change, address, email, etc.)?
    • To update your contact information, please email yoga-questions@alliant.com. Your email should contain the following:
    • Subject Line: Request to Update Contact Info – Your Name/Company Name as it appears on your policy documents
    • Body: Your Policy Number
    • Tell us what needs to be updated and how it should be updated.
  • I want to cancel my policy, what do I do?
    • Please keep in mind cancelling your policy will mean the following:
    • · Any claim reported after cancellation will not be covered. 
    • · You have the option to extend the reporting period for an additional premium. If you are interested, please indicate in your email.
    • · Cancellation effective date will be equal to the date of your request or a future date. Policies cannot be cancelled retroactively.
    • · Any additional insured and/or certificate holder associated with your policy will be notified of cancellation.
    • · You will receive any remaining premium on your policy by check
    • To cancel your policy, please email yoga-questions@alliant.com. Your email should contain the following:
    • Subject Line: Cancellation Request – Your Name/Company Name as it appears on your policy documents
    • Body: Your Policy Number
    • Please cancel my policy effective (note this date must be equal to the date or your request or a future date. Polices cannot be cancelled retroactively.)
    • Any changes to your mail address or contact information