Freelancer Insurance

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General Liability

Professional Liability

$1,000,000 Limit

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Freelance + consultant’s insurance, simplified.

Why do I need a freelancer insurance policy?

Whether you’re a photographer, graphic designer, or consultant, you bring a creative approach to problem-solving and help your clients tackle every challenge that comes their way. Shouldn’t you do the same for your business?

A Thimble Freelancer Insurance policy can give you the peace of mind you need to propel your business to new heights.


How much does freelancer insurance cost?

The cost of your Freelancer Insurance depends on a few factors. Things like your zip code, your coverage limit, the size of your team, and the length of your coverage all play a factor in determining the risk that comes with insuring your freelance consulting business.

With Thimble, you don’t have to commit to long, expensive policies, though. You can access flexible Freelancer Insurance through the Thimble app and customize your coverage down to the month, day, or hour. Plus, if you need to add Additional Insureds, you can tack them on to your coverage with Thimble at no extra cost.

To get an accurate idea of how much Freelancer Insurance would cost you and your business, get a quote from Thimble.

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How quickly will I get a Certificate of Insurance?

Instantly. We’ve digitized the entire experience so that you’ll receive a Certificate of Insurance in your inbox immediately after purchasing a policy with Thimble.

You can also add and modify your Additional Insureds as many times as you’d like directly from the Thimble App.


What is covered under a freelancer liability insurance policy?

Both general liability insurance and professional liability insurance are included in the consultant and freelancer’s policy. General liability insurance arranged by Thimble is designed to protect freelancers against accidents on the job that result in bodily injury, property damage, personal or advertising injury to a third party. General liability insurance also covers legal fees and medical coverage associated with the claim. Professional liability insurance protects freelancers and consultants against claims of errors and omissions – or claims relating to inadequate performance of professional services. If a client claims that you’ve done your job improperly, your professional indemnity insurance policy can be used to cover any associated costs.

Non-employee bodily Injury
A client is discussing the details of a project in your office. When the client is leaving, he trips over your laptop bag. He falls and injures his wrist.

3rd Party Property Damage
You are in a client’s home to photograph their baby shower, and you damage an expensive piece of artwork on the wall while trying to find the perfect angle.

Defense Costs
A client claims that a spill on his coffee table was left by you after a recent house sitting gig. It ruined the finish, and he takes you to court to recoup the value of the table. General liability insurance helps cover the costs of defending yourself against this claim.

Errors and Omissions
You are a marketing consultant, and advise a client on the development of an advertising campaign to promote their new product. The campaign misrepresents the key features of the product, leading to customer confusion and financial loss for the company.


Who is covered under a freelancer liability insurance policy?

Consultant insurance from Thimble is customized to meet the needs of freelancers like you. We cover the following professions and freelance work activities:


Does the policy include cyber liability insurance?

Not yet. Cyber insurance or cyber liability insurance protects businesses from internet-based risks and risks related to information technology infrastructure. This is a separate category of coverage and is not included under the general liability insurance or professional liability insurance for freelance workers arranged by Thimble.


Are there other types of insurance I should get?

As an independent contractor, General liability insurance and professional liability insurance will cover you for a range of risks that you face in your interactions with clients or customers. Many companies may ask to be added as an Additional Insured to your policy so that they are covered for any damage you may cause within the scope of work you provide to them.

Depending on the structure of your business, you may opt for a number of other types of insurance: for example, worker’s compensation, auto insurance, or cyber liability insurance. Consider the specific needs of your business when selecting additional coverage to protect your day-to-day operations.

Have questions? Visit our FAQl

Consultants & Freelancers insurance protects your business from lawsuits, if you or your property accidentally hurts a third party or damages their property.

  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Legal Defense
  • Medical Payments

Covered Activities

  • AV Installation
  • Business Consultants
  • Car AV Installation
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Repair
  • Creative Directors
  • Graphic Designers
  • House Sitting
  • Interior Decorating
  • IT Consultants
  • Marketing Consultants
  • Personal Shoppers
  • Photography & Videography
  • Sound Recordists
  • Speakers
  • Web Developers
  • Writers

Optional Add-Ons

  • Printing
  • Sign Installation

Excluded Activities

  • Adult Film Operations
  • Alarm System Monitoring
  • Any acts or services performed by an unlicensed or uncertified insured if such licensing or certification is required by law
  • Babysitters and Nannies
  • Bouncers
  • Elderly Care
  • Financial Consultants
  • Financial Planners
  • Home Health Care
  • Importing, manufacturing, growing, distributing, storing, selling, using, or ingesting marijuana or any product of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. (whether or not it is the main ingredient or used in combination with other ingredients)
  • Inspectors
  • Investment Advisors
  • Lifeguards
  • Mortgage Bankers or Investment Bankers
  • Registered Representatives or Brokers/Dealers of Securities or Commodities
  • Rideshare Drivers
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Security Guards
  • Traffic Control
  • Training or Instruction Demonstrated on Real Patients

What's Not Covered by Your Policy

  • Activities Involving Firearms
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development
  • See full policy for details

Thimble offers easy, affordable, and flexible protection for freelancers.

Policies start at just $5/hr
"When I’m working in an area around other people, there’s always the risk that someone could be injured. With Thimble, I can whip out my cell phone and purchase $1 million in coverage instantly." Mike M., Fine Art Photographer

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Flexible Coverage

Buy Thimble On Demand by the hour, day, or week, or get Thimble Monthly to keep the clock running.

Instant Certificates

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  • New Crew Member
  • Policy Extended
  • Additional Insured

Full Control

Add crew and Additional Insureds instantly. Cancel or modify your policy, anytime, for free.