Speech Language Pathologist Liability Insurance—Premium Protection from Career Shield Insurance

Comprehensive Malpractice Coverage & Premium Protection for Speech Language Pathologists. One Up-Front Price With No Long Quote Process. Plus, General Liability Included FREE!

Liability Insurance Coverage Uniquely Designed For Speech Language Pathologists—Includes $25,000 of License Protection Coverage

As a speech-language pathologist, it’s your passion to assess, treat, and diagnose your patients in order to help them in every and any way you can. At Career Shield Insurance, we have the exact same passion. Our comprehensive speech language pathologist liability insurance is designed to help mitigate and eliminate the risks you face in your unique career. We’re proud to safeguard you, your career, and your future with our malpractice insurance uniquely crafted to fit your industry. In addition to speech language pathologists, this insurance also covers speech therapists, speech pathologists, speech language pathologist assistants and aides, academic language therapists, and language therapists.


$71  /12 Months

Trusted In Your Industry & Beyond

We’re so glad to have you as part of the Career Shield Insurance team. When you join us at Career Shield Insurance, you join over 300,000 professionals who are receiving the peace of mind, business-building coverage, and best-in-class malpractice insurance they need to succeed. What’s the best part of this coverage? We’re backed by Arthur J. Gallagher, a Fortune 500 global insurance brokerage, and underwritten by Arch Specialty Insurance Group—with an A+ Rating by AM Best.  

Top-Notch Speech-language Pathologist Insurance—Here to Protect Your Thriving Career


Professional & General Liability 

Product Coverage

Damage to Rental Premises

License Protection Coverage

Loss of Earnings Coverage

First Aid Coverage

Deposition Expense Coverage

Assault On You Coverage

Good Samaritan Coverage


$1 million per occurrence/ $3 million annual aggregate

$1 million annual aggregate








Speech-Language Pathologist Liability Insurance Coverage—

Premium Protection, Peace of Mind Price 

A specialized field like yours goes hand-in-hand with immense rewards. As part of your career, you have the privilege to guide your patients toward better, more efficient communication skills as a part of their wellness journey. But it’s undeniable that in addition to rewards, you also face distinct risks as a speech-language pathologist. What does this mean for your coverage needs? A generalized, one-size-fits-all career insurance policy just won’t do. As a speech-language pathologist, you need a policy that was designed for your career by an insurance partner who understands the unique risks and rewards of your career. That’s where Career Shield Insurance comes in. The best part? We offer up-front pricing—because we know you don’t have time for a lengthy, back-and-forth quote process.

Insurance Policy Highlights


Career Shield Insurance’s speech-language pathologist liability insurance was uniquely designed to fit your specific career, mitigate the risks inherently associated with your industry, and help you grow your thriving career. Our umbrella policy covers professional liability, general liability, product liability, and more to ensure that you’re protected and safeguarded from every angle. Further, we’re doing everything we can to support your career—that’s why we cover more services and treatments, offer flexible coverage that moves with you, and of course, always ensure affordable pricing.

Premium Protection, Peace of Mind Price—Having the right coverage and premium protection are top priorities for Career Shield Insurance—but we’re focused on making our rates as affordable as ever, too. We work hard to provide comprehensive coverage that skimps on price (but never on protection). 

Instant Coverage—At Career Shield Insurance, we believe in premium protection that kicks in instantly. Gone are the days of waiting days, weeks, or even months for your new protective coverage to begin. From the moment you team up with Career Shield, confirm your membership, and pay your up-front rate, you’ll be covered.

Up-Front Pricing, No Long Waits—Long waits, back and forth negotiations, and annoying quote processes are a thing of the past. With Career Shield Insurance, you receive up-front pricing every time—that means you’ll be covered faster than ever.

Coverage That Follows You—Moving states? Starting your own pathologist practice? Planning to join forces with another pathologist? Whatever you decide, our coverage will move with you—we’ll never hold you back from growing your career.


We’ve created an extensive suite of exclusive members’-only benefits for all of our insurance members:

  • Telehealth – Consult with a physician 24/7/365 via telephone, video, or mobile app without needing health insurance — with only a $10 copay. 
  • MetLife – Get access to affordable group rates for dental and add-on vision plans.
  • VSP – Get up to $300 in savings on eye exams and glasses.
  • Lenovo – Save 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire line of PC products. 
  • UPS – Get special pricing on UPS with 50% off Air, 30% off Ground, and free UPS Smart Pickup® Service. 
  • Office Depot/Max – Get 75% off Office Depot and OfficeMax preferred products. 
  • Rental CarsGet up to 25% off teh base rate on Budget and Avis rental cars. 

Do I Need Speech-Language Pathologist Errors and Omissions Insurance?   

We believe it’s in every professional’s best interest to invest in liability insurance—especially when it comes to specialized fields that work up-close and personal (and in hands-on ways) with other people. As a specialized professional, you value hard work, experience, and professionalism—but even the most trained and dedicated speech pathologists can make mistakes. These incidents—whether actual or alleged—can potentially derail the career you’ve worked so hard to build. And unfortunately—whether you’ve been in the industry for 20 days or 20 years—professional, general, and product liability insurance policies are absolutely crucial to ensure that you can continue practicing and helping patients. Mistakes happen, and unfortunately, these events can lead to hefty financial settlements, legal repercussions, and damages to your reputation and career. When you team up with a quality insurance partner, your protection comes first. That means should a claim ever arise, you’ll have a dedicated team at your side shouldering the financial responsibility, legal headaches, and more.

 Protect Your Speech-Language Pathologist Career Today  

Or call (866) 945-1699 to speak to a live insurance representative.

Picking the Best Speech-Language Pathologist Liability Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions 

Picking the perfect speech-language pathologist liability insurance can be a tricky process. If you feel overwhelmed, confused, and like you have several unanswered questions weighing on your mind, know that you’re not alone. At Career Shield Insurance, we’re constantly trying to do everything in our power to simplify and streamline the insurance process to make your selection easier and more straightforward than ever. Take a look through some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from speech-language pathologists—if you don’t see your burning insurance question in this list, reach out to the Career Shield Insurance team. We’re here to make your insurance selection process easier than ever!

What Exactly Does Speech-Language Pathologist Liability Insurance Do? How Does it Help?

We always suggest thinking about liability insurance as if it was a safety net. In this scenario, think of yourself as a tightrope walker. You’ve been training and practicing for years, you know what you’re doing, and there’s no reason to believe you’d ever make a misstep and fall. The net below you, well, that’s just a confidence-booster—it’s there to ensure that you can do your job to the best of your ability without fear holding you back. While you hope you’ll never need it, you do a better job confidently walking that tightrope because you know it’s there, underneath you, ready to catch you should you fall. Then, if anything ever does happen—whether you make a misstep or someone pushes you while you’re walking on the tightrope—you’ll be glad you have the net there to catch you. While it’s possible you’ll never make a mistake in your speech-language pathologist career, it’s also not entirely impossible either, and having that net there is going to protect you should anything happen. In other words, if a misstep, claim of negligence, damage, or injury ever occurs on your watch, your liability insurance will protect you, keep you safe, and ensure you can get back up on the tightrope again as quickly as possible.

What Kind of Liability Insurance Does Career Shield Insurance Provide for Speech-Language Pathologists?

At Career Shield Insurance, we believe in providing a comprehensive liability policy for speech-language pathologists that covers professional liability insurance (sometimes called errors and omissions insurance or malpractice insurance), general liability insurance (commonly referred to as slip-and-fall insurance), product liability insurance, and beyond. 

Here’s a more thorough version of what we cover, why we cover it, and how it can help you. 

  • General Liability: protects speech-language pathologists like you from claims for injuries or property damage. With Career Shield Insurance, you have a $1 million per occurrence and $3 million individual annual aggregate for general liability claims.
  • Professional Liability: provides coverage for claims asserting you were negligent in your services and an injury or form of damage occurred as a result. Professional liability claims also come with a $1 million per occurrence and $3 million individual annual aggregate.
  • Product Liability: provides protection from an allergic reaction from the use of products in performing your services. You’ll be covered up to $1 million for product liability claims.
  • Rental Damage Coverage: provides coverage for damages you or a client caused to a rented space, up to $100,000.
  • Stolen Equipment: provides $1,000 worth of coverage for any equipment that’s stolen, less a $250 deductible.
What’s the Difference Between Occurrence Form and Claims-Made Insurance Policies?

Occurrence form insurance and claims-made insurance are two different types of insurance policies. At Career Shield Insurance, we proudly offer occurrence form coverage for a very distinct reason—reliability. Occurrence form coverage guarantees that you’ll be protected for the time period in which your policy was active—even if a claim is filed retroactively. That means if someone files a claim against you a year after your policy with us expires, but the alleged event took place when your policy with us was active, we’ll cover you—no questions asked. A claims-made policy will not work the same way. Instead, they’ll only take care of you when your policy is active.

My Employer’s Insurance Will Cover Me If Anything Happens—Do I Really Need My Own?

Honestly, even if you are partially covered under your employer’s insurance, it’s crucial for you to have your own. Why? Think about it this way. Let’s pretend your employer’s insurance policy is like an umbrella. When it starts to rain, there’s no reason to believe they wouldn’t invite you underneath that umbrella to stay warm and dry. But here’s the thing—even if you’re welcomed in, your employer is going to be the one holding the center and you’re going to be on the outskirts of the umbrella. That means, when push comes to shove, you’re probably the first one to get rained on—or worse, kicked out from under that protective shield. This doesn’t mean anything bad about your employer or their policy because that insurance policy is doing exactly what it’s designed to do—protect your employer. As a professional speech-language pathologist, it’s crucial that you’re investing in your own protection that’s going to prioritize you, your career, and your future.

How Long Does the Quote Process Take With Career Shield Insurance?

We only believe in up-front pricing. In other words, no lengthy quote processes, no obnoxious back-and-forth negotiations, and no time wasted whatsoever.

Do I Need to Invest in Professional Liability Insurance and General Liability Insurance?

Absolutely! We also recommend product liability insurance, too. This trifecta of coverage is sometimes referred to as umbrella liability insurance—because it covers you from most (if not all) eventualities. At Career Shield Insurance, we offer all three of these liability coverages in our speech-language pathologist policy—that way, you’re taken care of from every single angle.

Why should I choose Career Shield Insurance for my Speech Pathology Liability Insurance?

Career Shield Insurance has been the trusted online professional liability insurance since 1927. Our 100% online, direct-to-consumer approach offers the best coverage at the best (lowest!) price. The three pillars of our company are Belief in People, Excel and Grow, and Empathy and Openness. We attribute our amazing customer service and all of our success over the last near-century to these guiding principles.

With that being said, Career Shield Insurance offers the best professional liability insurance speech language pathologist coverage and malpractice insurance for speech language pathologists. For the best, and most, coverage, Career Shield Insurance is an easy choice.

What are your limits for each coverage type?

For professional and general liability, the limit is $1 million per occurrence or $3 million annual aggregate. For product coverage, the limit is $1 million annual aggregate. For damage to rental premises, the limit is $100,000. For license protection coverage, the limit is $25,000. For loss of earnings coverage, the limit is $10,000. For first aid coverage, the limit is $10,000. For deposition expense coverage, the limit is $10,000. For assault on your coverage, the limit is $25,000. For good samaritan coverage, the limit is $25,000. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding any of the limits of your coverage, please contact our friendly customer care team members by calling (866) 945-1699, Monday-Friday, 9AM to 6PM EST or you may email us directly at info@careershieldinsurance.com.

Which limit of liability should I choose for my speech pathology liability insurance?

With Career Shield speech pathology insurance, you get to choose your primary discipline which can vary the amount of policy limits, as well as the premium amount for the coverage type. As you select your coverage, make sure to choose the discipline that is most appropriate for your primary focus area. At Career Shield, we construct our policies to provide the best safeguard possible for today’s speech therapy professionals.  

Can I purchase insurance online?

Yes! Our easy-to-use online portal allows you to safely and comfortably purchase a policy that fits your needs. We know that life can be busy, so we made sure you have access to instant coverage 24/7. A quick online application and paying your premium online is all it takes to secure comprehensive coverage.

How soon will my coverage begin?

Instantly! At Career Shield Insurance, we believe in premium protection as soon as you need it. You never have to wait days or months for your protective coverage to begin. From the moment you choose Career Shield, confirm your membership, and pay your up-front rate, you’ll be covered. Even if you’re on the go, you can get complete coverage online in minutes.

How soon will I receive my certificate?

Once you confirm your membership, and pay your up-front rate, you’ll be able to download and/or print your certificate of insurance and other important plan documents immediately. No more waiting! Just amazing, instant coverage in only a few clicks.

Do you offer malpractice insurance for speech language pathologists?

Absolutely. Career Shield Insurance proudly provides professional liability insurance, aka malpractice insurance, for speech language pathologists. Malpractice insurance provides coverage for events related to the actual services you provided to someone under your care. Helping patients is incredibly rewarding but it also carries risk, which is why professional liability insurance is vital for long term success in this field.

How much does speech pathology liability insurance cost?

We like to make things really easy for speech language pathologists to get great coverage at a great price. That’s why we offer speech pathology liability insurance coverage for just $71 for a 12-month term. More pricing and coverage options will be available once you get started on your coverage application. Get started here.

Do you offer payment plans or do I have to pay an annual fee?

Our goal is to make complete coverage an easy choice for speech pathology professionals. This is why we’ve teamed up with PayPal Credit to offer you monthly payment plans for your coverage. When you choose to pay monthly, PayPal Credit takes the total cost of your policy, plus a small service fee, and breaks it up over your selected duration. Using PayPal Credit is subject to a credit check and there is no interest if you pay off your policy within the first 6 months. After 6 months, interest fees may apply. 

Does Career Shield Insurance come with any membership benefits?

Yes! Career Shield Insurance not only offers the best speech pathology liability insurance coverage, but we also offer amazing membership-exclusive benefits, such as:

  • For just a $10 copay, you may consult a Telehealth doctor via telephone, video, or mobile app – WITHOUT health insurance! You may consult with a certified physician 24/7, 365 via telephone, video, or mobile app without health insurance. All you pay is just a $10 copay. 
  • Enjoy affordable MetLife – Enjoy affordable group rates for dental and add-on vision plans.
  • VSP – Get up to $300 in savings on eye exams and glasses with VSP.
  • Receive up to 30% off of Lenovo – Save 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire line of PC products.
  • UPS – Get special pricing on UPS with 50% off Air, 30% off Ground, and free UPS Smart Pickup® Service. 
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax – Get 75% off Office Depot and OfficeMax preferred products. 
  • Rental Cars – Enjoy up to 25% off the base rate on Budget and Avis rental cars.
What if I move out-of-state? Will my Career Shield Insurance still be active?

Yes! We never want you to worry about losing coverage for a move – whether for business or leisure. Your Career Shield Insurance will stay active and you will stay covered, wherever you go. This is because our policies include a provision called portability which allows the policyholder to change jobs or even move clear across the country and still enjoy the same, great coverage they’ve come to expect from Career Shield.

What if I start my own practice or join another Pathologist office? Will my Career Shield Insurance still be active?

Absolutely. At Career Shield Insurance, we put your peace of mind at the forefront of every decision we make, including your career growth. Whether you start a practice of your own or join another office, you will remain protected by your Career Shield Insurance policy of choice.

Also, we offer an Unlimited Additional Businesses Package, so you can add as many businesses to your policy as you need!

Can I speak with a speech pathology liability insurance expert before making a payment?

Absolutely! We want your policy coverage experience to be the easiest, most comfortable experience possible. We have a team of experts ready to answer any of your questions. They are available via telephone at (866) 945-1699, Monday-Friday, 9AM to 6PM EST OR you may email us directly at info@careershieldinsurance.com.

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