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What Associations Don’t Want You To Know About Membership And Insurance

The dangerous pitfalls that can increase your costs, waste your time, and leave you open to huge liability payouts.

If your natural therapy practice has reached the point where you need professional insurance, then please read the following advice before you commit to any binding decisions. It could save you thousands of dollars, countless sleepless nights, and potentially disastrous legal problems, too.

How? Let me explain...

As you probably know, finding the right insurance policy for your business can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Policies are often written in complicated legal jargon - and there is always a nagging fear that you have missed some important clause or fine print. Even worse, choosing the wrong policy can limit your services, and leave you open to the risk of malpractice, public litigation and financial catastrophe. For example, picture this…

Case Study 1

John is a therapist who runs a massage business from home. He never got insurance or joined an association because his business is very small and does not generate a lot of income. Then one day, disaster struck…
One of John’s clients slipped on the step into the treatment room. The client instantly screamed in agony, clutching her lower back – and it was obvious she had seriously hurt herself.
That client is now suing John for loss of income, medical expenses,
and psychological trauma caused by her fall. The accident was not John’s fault. But because he did not have insurance cover, he is now facing decades of financial hardship and struggle.  

 

What can you do to avoid a situation like this?

Until now, the most common way to get relevant insurance was to join an association that represented your modality. Then that association recommended an appropriate policy for you. But even if you join an association, there is another problem. Many associations will only cover the modality represented by that association. If you practice more than one modality, you have to join multiple associations to cover each treatment you offer clients. This can increase your business costs significantly because you will potentially have t o:

  • Cover membership fees for every association you join amounting to thousands of dollars a year.
  • Pay for multiple insurance policies which is a real headache because if something happens, it can take months or even years to sort out which policy is going to cover the costs.
  • Pay and take time off for any continuing education courses required by each association.

It is no wonder that many therapists struggle to get insurance and accreditation that will cover all their modalities. In fact, I have talked to people who pay as much a $1,000 for cover – 5 times more than IICT members pay to cover all their modalities.

 

The situation is even worse if you offer an unrecognised modality...

Case Study 1

In 2006, one of our members, Artemis, wanted to introduce an essential oils technique called Raindrop Technique® into Australia. However, after many enquiries, she could not find any associatio n that would give her accreditation and insurance.
It was after she joined IICT that she was able to get access to professional indemnity and public liability insurance, not only for her training college, but also for her students and her graduates.

 

And another one of our members, Toni Reilly wrote to us about her struggles...

Case Study 1

“Before joining the IICT I found it impossible to be recognised by any professional body for my specialist modality. As a therapist I required past life regression to be recognised as a legitimate complementary therapy… Nothing worked and there was nobody who would insure any therapist for Past Life Regression. That was until I began working with the amazing team at IICT. They worked long and hard to make available insurance and to have it recognised as a legitimate therapy.”

 

What’s the solution?

The most obvious solution is to limit the number of therapies you practice. However, this is not ideal. Especially if you want to help as many people as possible. Thankfully, there is a better way...

 

Why 9,000+ natural therapists in 26 different countries trust us to save on insurance costs, cut down on paperwork and grow their natural therapy businesses…

Here’s how we helped one of our members, watch this short video now.

 

 

 

If you’re anything like me, you started your practice to help people - not to spend hours every day worrying about associations and insurance. But the reality is that as your business grows, you eventually reach a point when professional affiliation and insurance are a necessary step.

For a long time, the only option available to therapists were traditional associations.

Unfortunately, many of these old-fashioned associations started before the explosion in popularity of natural health therapies. So they often only represent one particular modality. That means therapists who practice multiple modalities had to join several associations, which is very costly and time-consuming.

The International Institute of Complementary Therapists solves this problem

 

Lawrence Ellyard

My name is Lawrence Ellyard. I’m the founder of The International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT) - an independent organisation with more than 9,000 members world-wide. I started the IICT in 2002 to represent therapists who practiced multiple therapies, but did not necessarily require professional affiliation with associations for each one.

 At first, we recognised 120 natural therapy modalities. However, as our membership grew over the years this list has expanded. Now we cover more than 1,300 therapies - the largest modality list in the world.

 And we actively assist you in the approval process if your modality is not already covered.

Today, members praise IICT as the association alternative for the natural therapy industry. No matter how many modalities you do, you can cover everything under one membership and one insurance.


 

Watch how IICT helped these members

 
 

How IICT works

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Watch this short video on how to join IICT and get insurance

 

 

Why 9,000+ Members in 26 Countries World-Wide choose IICT

    • All your modalities covered under one membership
    • No Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements
    • International and online qualifications accepted
    • Discounts off further education and training
    • World-wide Practitioner Insurance cover
    • 300% triple your money back guarantee
    • Discount Specialist Insurance packages
    • Free marketing and business audits
    • Members resources and marketing tools

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 300% 'Every Therapist Covered’ Guarantee*

Get IICT Membership and Insurance Cover Within 120 Days of Joining or We'll Triple Your Money Back.
No Risk, No Questions Asked!

How our 'Every Therapist Covered' Guarantee Works...

 

3 Membership Types for Every Therapist

Student membership is for practitioners in training. If you’ve enrolled, you qualify to become a Student Member for just $1

  • list type imageProfessional Student Membership Certificate
  • list type imageAccess to Discount Student Insurance
  • list type imageAccess to Members Area and Free Downloads
  • list type imageMembers Advertising and Student Resources
  • list type imageMembers Stationary Kit

Full Membership ( 3 Plans )

Professional Membership for Qualified Therapists Seeking Professional Membership and Insurance, benefits include:

  • list type imageInternationally Recognised Membership Certificate
  • list type imageDiscount Practitioner Insurance (save hundreds $$)
  • list type imageAccess to Members Area and Free Downloads
  • list type imageMembers Advertising Discounts and Resources
  • list type imageMembers Stationary Kit Downloads
  • list type imageFree Unlimited New Modality Requests ($399.00 value)
  • list type imageExclusive Discounts off Further Education and Training
  • list type imageApproved Training Provider Access
  • list type imageFree Directory Listing ($59.00 value)
  • Total Value: $458.00

Executive Membership (Premium Business Package) Incorporates all Full Member Benefits, Plus:

  • list type imageInternationally Recognised Membership Certificate
  • list type imageFree Business Growth Kit. Fast-track Your Business Growth with Proven Methods ($379.00 value)
  • list type imageFree Independent Marketing Audit. Discover How to Adjust Your Marketing Direction to Deliver Outstanding Results.($597.00 value)
  • list type imageFree Marketing Toolkit. Top Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business ($97.00 value)
  • list type imageFree Facebook Presence Guide.x 5 Video Tutorials from Leading Facebook Authority ($497.00 value)
  • Total Value: $2,028.00

How IICT helped these members 

Mark Anthony

“Before joining IICT it was challenging to find a reputable insurer for my business. Joining IICT enabled me to obtain reasonably priced insurance and the process was easy and efficient.”- Mark Anthony - IICT Member

Natalie Southgate

“I highly recommend IICT to any practitioner who is looking for the best professional membership; business support and insurance for their natural therapy practice.”
- Natalie Southgate - IICT Member

“I highly recommend IICT to any practitioner who is looking for the best professional membership; business support and insurance for their natural therapy practice.”
Martina - IICT Member

 

Here are some benefits of joining IICT

 

    • Enjoy peace of mind with comprehensive insurance cover

      IICT has teamed up with Australia's largest insurance broker to tailor an exclusive discounted policy that covers all your modalities.

    • Save money with training and education discounts

      As an IICT member, you get up to 10% off the cost of courses with affiliated schools and colleges.

    • Denote your Professional Affiliation with IICT

      All members can utilise our professional membership seals to denote their professional affiliation and add greater credibility by using our seals on their promotional materials on and offline.

    • Attract more clients through the IICT Practitioner Directory

      When you join IICT, you can list your business in the popular search-engine optimised IICT Practitioner Directory

    • Build your business with proven marketing systems and techniques

      Our members can receive in-depth advice and strategies from some of Australia’s leading business growth experts.

    • Boost your credibility by becoming an IICT approved provider

      When you join IICT, you can apply to become an approved provider. This allows you to add our seal to your site and improve your authority within the industry.

    • Save on service providers

      IICT has secured discounts of up to 25% for our members with leading website designers, customer-relationship software providers, and marketing experts.

    • Earn extra income by referring students and colleagues to us

      IICT rebates back to members $10.00 for everyone who joins IICT by way of referral.

    • Get new modalities approved quickly

      As an IICT member, our team will guide you through the process to get new modalities approved so you can access insurance and other IICT benefits.


 

Your internationally recognised qualification with IICT

 

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IICT Membership not only provides you with affiliation with our internationally recognised professional body, it gives you access to our huge network of allied health professionals in 26 countries. We have memberships to suit every therapy and therapist. From Students in training to fully qualified professionals and many more...
 
 

A special message from IICT, Founder and CEO, Lawrence Ellyard

My promise to you is to over deliver on customer service and provide you with real value for your professional membership. Joining IICT is a seamless process and we won’t make you jump through hoops like some Associations do. I look forward to welcoming you into the IICT community.

What’s the next step…

As you can see, IICT is perfect for people who practice a variety of natural therapies - because membership covers all your modalities under one banner. It is also a great way to get discounted comprehensive practitioner insurance for your business - reducing your risk, cutting your costs and saving you time on paperwork. And it can even help you grow your business, boost your credibility and attract more clients faster than you ever imagined possible.

If these benefits are what you’ve been looking for, then why not become a member of IICT today ?

After all, you risk nothing because you are protected by our unprecedented 200% money back guarantee and if for any reason you don’t find the membership to your liking, just let me know and we’ll refund the money you invested - and I’ll pay you the same amount again out of my own pocket. You truly have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I look forward to welcoming you to the IICT shortly,
Yours in Good Health,

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Lawrence Ellyard, IICT CEO

 

 

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