Professional indemnity insurance
Thread poster: Kristina Wolf

Kristina Wolf  Identity Verified
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Jun 12

Dear all,

Does anyone have any recommendations for a professional indemnity insurance?
I am trying to get a quote with Fenton Green (Ausit recommended), but they want a NAATI accreditation which I don't have as I work exclusively for clients' abroad and all invoices in AUD which for the same reason I can't provide.

Thanks for any pointers,

Kristina


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Ask yourself whether it's necessary? Jun 13

Hi Kristina,

I was looking at this 4 years ago and decided it was unnecessary (for me).

https://www.proz.com/forum/translation_in_australia/273769-insurance_for_translators_in_australia.html


I've only had one instance in my translation lifetime where it might've been helpful but the client who threatened went silent.

https://www.proz.com/forum/translation_in_australia/319553-have_i_broken_confidentiality_with_this_non_payer_what_do_i_do_next.html

Hope these previous threads are helpful!

Dylan


 

Kristina Wolf  Identity Verified
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Thanks Dylan, but... Jun 13

Thanks Dylan, but... I got a client (a very good client) in the UK who is asking for it.

 

Daria Bontch-Osmolovskaia
Australia
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BizCover Jun 13

Hi Kristina,

Mine was through BizCover - the actual insurer was AIG Australia Limited. BizCover website allows you to input Translator/Interpreter as an occupation, application was a very smooth process.

I carried $1 mil in Professional Indemnity, at the time it cost about $800 per year. Didn't bother about 3rd party, and put a clause in my consultancy agreement that I won't be responsible for 3rd party damages. No NAATI rubbish required - I never had a stamp either, and nobody cared about it.icon_smile.gif

I worked with a lot of direct clients, mining & engineering companies, so PI insurance was a necessity & peace of mind for me. Thankfully, I never had to use it.

Hope that helps!

D.



[Edited at 2018-06-13 01:30 GMT]


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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That makes sense then! Jun 13

Getting NAATI certified and joining AUSIT would then give you discounts for these as well as PD sessions and various other professional support services. I wouldn't write it off completely. I had done so in the past because, like you, I have a large and profitable international client base but becoming certified opened up a new, high-paying market where our services are highly appreciated and we're respected as being accredited professionals. There is a difference and my only regret is not having done it sooner.

 


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